Locums and non-NHS practices to register for Covid-19 vaccination
15 January 2021
All optical practice staff are a priority group for Covid-19 vaccination.
LOCs are working across England facilitating local processes to ensure staff employed in GOS practices are invited for their vaccine. This work is moving ahead rapidly and we would like to thank all LOCs for their ongoing work in very challenging circumstances.
The published government guidance confirms that Locums and non-NHS provider practices are entitled to be included in this phase of the vaccination process. There are various ways that Locums and non-NHS providing practices can be included on a list to receive a vaccination:
- Locums and non-NHS provider practices who are aware of their local LOC, please contact them to be added to the lists being created. Click here to access the LOC-Online portal with links to all LOCs in England with a web presence.
- Locums may be included on a practice list submitted to the local LOC as above. Please check with practices you work with to find out whether this is the case.
- Locums may also be able to register directly with their CCG or PCN. If you have these relationships then please make contact to establish whether you are included on a list.
If you are a Locum and none of the above applies to you, please complete the Locum Form. This will ensure that you are included on the vaccination list.
If you are a non-NHS practice and none of the above applies to you, please complete the Non-NHS Practices Form to add you and your staff to the vaccination list.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org