Call for Community Pharmacy-led Local Vaccination Service Expressions of Interest
Expressions of Interest for the Community Pharmacy Local Enhanced Service COVID-19 Vaccination Programme: Phase 3 2021/22 (the “LES”) are now open.
We are inviting Community Pharmacy Contractors on the pharmaceutical list to Express an Interest in delivering services under the LES by 17:00 Wednesday 28 July 2021. Community Pharmacy Contractors already delivering the COVID-19 vaccination service for Phases 1 and 2 who would like to be involved in Phase 3 are also required to Express an Interest following the same process.
In order to allow current community pharmacy sites to offer further vaccinations to all adults in England, it is our intention (subject to appropriate engagement) that the Local Enhanced Service: COVID-19 vaccination programme 2020/21 (“the LES 2020/21”), delivering Phase 1 and 2 will be extended to 31 October 2021 for existing community pharmacy sites. With the Local Enhanced Service: COVID-19 vaccination programme: Phase 3 2020/21 (“the LES”) starting on 6 September 2021 there is an expectation that the Pharmacy Contractor and the Commissioner shall agree to the termination of the LES 2020/21 if the Pharmacy Contractor is commissioned to deliver services under the LES. We will publish details of the extension and an updated specification later in July 2021. Pharmacy Contractors currently delivering Phase 1 and 2 under the LES 2020/21 who are not commissioned to deliver COVID-19 vaccinations in Phase 3 can continue to offer first and second doses to cohorts 1-12 until the end date of their LES 2020/21 agreement but cannot deliver Booster vaccinations for patients who have already received first and second doses..
When completing the Expression of Interest it is expected that you will have reference to the Community Pharmacy Local Enhanced Service Covid-19 Vaccination Programme: Phase 3 2021/22 specification and the Community Pharmacy Phase 3 Site Designation Process which can be found HERE.
NHSEI held a webinar on 15th July 2021 to share further details about the phase 3 arrangements and opt in process. You can watch a recorded version HERE (Registration required)
Should you have any queries that are not answered by referring to the documents above then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org