<aside> 👉 This is a live document and will continue to be updated as necessary. Last update: Friday 6 November 2020 Original shared 27/10/20.
With multiple vaccine candidates in Phase III and confirmation the NHS needs to be ready to start roll out in December, the NHS needs to prepare for rapid and effective delivery of the vaccine to millions of patients at the highest risk.
This briefing was written by accuRx to envisage how the vaccine delivery programme might play out and articulate what role our software platform could play in supporting this vital programme. Ours is a universal patient communication platform, used and loved by 98% of English GP practices, with full GP clinical system integration.
Even marginal gains of a percentage point here and there can add up to huge benefits for the NHS and society: helping us protect the vulnerable sooner, save lives and ultimately restore healthcare and economic activity sooner. Our briefing offers a set of ideas about how we can approach the invitation, booking, and vaccine administration process, and where we could help achieve the goals of the programme, making it more effective and more efficient.
This is a fast moving area. We're keeping this document up to date as we go. We're posting a changelog in the comments at the top. We appreciate a lot of work has already commenced and is not shared publicly yet, and is subject to considerable uncertainty. What follows is not designed to criticise anything that has been designed differently. We're sure there are constraints faced by the programme's leaders, the logistical clinical characteristics of the vaccine and outcomes after being administered.
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Some of the key stages of vaccine delivery, where accuRx's software platform can help achieve programme goals JCVI = Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation
Too much booking friction for patients
resulting in lower uptake
Manual booking process by phone
resulting in increased practice workload
Poor compliance with 4 week booster delivery
resulting in lower vaccine effectiveness and increased practice workload in manual booking
Hard to provide 'pooled capacity', due to separate booking systems
resulting in lower vaccination availability/uptake and increased practice workload
No realtime data of invited/booked/vaccinated
resulting in poor supply chain visibility, and poor national visibility