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Following the BMA GPs Committee submission to the DDRB, and the recommendation of a 3% uplift for GP appraiser pay and trainers grants being accepted by government, NHSE/I has confirmed the standard appraisal fee will be uplifted by 3% and applied from 1 April 2021.
The JCVI has confirmed that 16- and 17-year-olds will be offered a COVID vaccine. NHSEI have amended the enhanced service specification accordingly to incorporate 16- and 17-year-olds into cohort 12, and published a letter outlining details.
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Today, NHSE have published the two Enhanced Service Specifications for the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme 2021/22. This follows the publication of the Annual Flu letter on 17 July 2021.
The service specifications for 2021/22 are largely based on the 2020/21 flu service specifications, with the exception that the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme specification (covering adults and at-risk groups) will be commissioned as an Enhanced Service this year to enable greater responsiveness to any subsequent JCVI advice or Government policy.
England’s Chief Nurse has today reminded the public that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules.
Covid restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday.
However, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in place for all staff and visitors.
That means NHS visitor guidance will stay in place across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.
Staff, patients and visitors will also be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting any care setting as well as using face coverings, mask and other personal protection equipment.
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