How can practices balance delivering the Covid vaccination programme against other practice priorities?

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How can practices balance delivering the Covid vaccination programme against other practice priorities?

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Practices are trying to achieve a difficult balance between addressing the needs of patients with Covid-19, patients with non-Covid-19 associated health issues, managing additional workload, as well as the roll out the Covid Vaccination Programme (CVP).

NHSE and NHSI acknowledge the immense pressures and challenges of resource and workforce management, and have reiterated their intention to support clinician’s professional and clinical judgement in decision making to prioritise practice workloads.

It has been widely recognised that patient decisions not to seek care or advice for long-term condition management or for new and potentially serious symptoms can render them at increased risk, which for some, may prove as significant or higher than from Covid-19.

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