ChallengeNECS’ Medicines Optimisation team supported the Morecambe Bay CCG (MBCCG) by providing necessary oversight, training and support for the PCN Covid vaccination sites.
The NECS Medicines Optimisation team worked with the CCG to deliver site sign off assurance to NHS England, enabling opening of the vaccination hubs. Our team also trained PCN staff on Pfizer-Biontech vaccine reconstitution. We developed hub SOPs and other documentation such as cold-chain monitoring documents. In addition to this, NECS also provided ad hoc advice, visits and support to PCN clinical directors on all aspects of the management of the Covid vaccines. We were involved in the development assurance visit documentation to ensure continued good governance procedures in operation at all PCN vaccination sites.
“Just wanted to say a huge thanks for the support over the last few weeks of note on the Primary Care Cell today we were commented on by the pharmacy lead for how proactive we had been and how grateful the staff were”.
Dr Lauren Dixon
The work undertaken by the NECS team ensured that there was a uniform approach to training of PCN staff on the reconstitution of Pfizer-Biontech vaccine to reduce wastage and ensure effective deployment of the vaccine. NECS were invaluable to enabling the rapid set up of the vaccine hubs and continue to provide remote and hands on support to the sites. The team is now
mobilising to provide hands on vaccination by undertaking the necessary training and competency assessments. This will enable the CCG to ensure sufficient capacity to maximise vaccination to their population.
The full case study is available here: Covid Vacc Hubs M Bay CCG Case Study