Covid-19 vaccinations

NHS harnessing digital to make vaccinations more accessible as spring booster campaign launches

Almost three-quarters of a million people could receive their booster jab this week as the NHS launches the spring round of its Covid-19 Vaccination Programme.

With over 320,000 people having already booked their appointment, approximately five million are eligible including people over 75, elderly social care residents and those aged five and older with a weakened immune system.

“With over 3,000 vaccination sites across England, it couldn’t be easier to get your jab when invited so please do not hesitate,” the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Steve Barclay said.

“The offer of a first and second dose of vaccine to healthy adults will also be ending on 30 June and I strongly encourage anyone who has not yet come forward to join the nearly 43 million who have already received both doses.”

On top of the 1.25 million invites already sent out so far, a further one million will be issued this week, marking the first time that millions of people have been sent their first invitations via the NHS App.

Barclay described using the NHS App for this purpose as a “fantastic example” of how the health service is harnessing the power of digital technology to enable easier patient access to its services.

This is just the latest example of how the NHS is continuing to make the most out of digital technologies to benefit patients up and down the country, following the recent news of the world’s first artificial intelligence-powered quit smoking app and the publication of NHS Providers’ last Digital Boards guide for health leaders.

To learn more about the NHS’s digital transformation journey, read the latest edition of our online magazine which features expert insight from leaders across the public, private, academic and voluntary sectors of healthcare.

NHE Nov/Dec 2023

NHE Nov/Dec 2023

AI is key in helping dementia patients live independently for longer.

The Nov/Dec 2023 edition of NHE brings you expert comment and analysis on a range of key health sector topics, from digital transformation to navigating post-pandemic challenges.

Videos...

View all videos
National Health Executive Presents

National Health Executive Presents

NHE365 Virtual Events

NHE has created a full calendar of events to address the most important issues that influence the delivery of healthcare services. Over 365 days you'll have the opportunity to hear from a range of highly motivating, informative and inspirational speakers. These speakers will equip you with the knowledge and unique insight to enable you to overcome the challenges that you face.

National Health Executive Podcast

Ep 39.
What makes a good NHS manager? with Anthony Painter, Director of Policy at Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

In episode 39 of the National Health Executive podcast, we were joined by Anthony Painter, who is the director of policy at the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), to discuss all things management within the UK health sector and NHS.
 

During the podcast, Anthony shared some of the recent research CMI conducted in partnership with the Social Market Foundation, which centred around the state of management and leadership within the NHS.

More articles...

View all