Swine flu jab workload will take up to 6 weeks

Individual practices will have to decide how to deliver the swine flu vaccination, the GPC has said.

A deal was struck with the DoH this week which will see GPs paid £5.25 per swine flu dose administered. GPC chairman Dr Laurence Buckman spoke to Healthcare Republic to explain how the deal works and how it will free up time for GPs and their staff.

‘There are no rules as long as you get the vaccinations done,' said Dr  Buckman. He estimated that an average-sized practice's vaccination workload would take one nurse 4-6 weeks.

Practices can choose to fit vaccination clinics around or within normal hours, or organise mass vaccinations with other practices in village halls, Dr Buckman said. GPC guidance will be issued soon.

The jabs are expected to be ready to be adminstered towards the end of October, depending on EU licensing.



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