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Registration: flu vaccination arrangements

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  • Organisations we regulate,
  • GP and GP out-of-hours services

Providers are thinking about and planning the ways in which they will deliver flu vaccinations for winter 2020/21. Models for delivery could look different to usual as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Here are the keys things to consider about your registration with us. We give some examples of possible models and their registration requirements. Contact us at enquiries@cqc.org.uk if you are in any doubt whether you need to change your registration arrangements.

You need to consider how you will be arranging vaccination services:

  • are you planning to be working alone or with other providers?
  • where will you be delivering the vaccinations (the vaccination site)?
  • what are your current conditions of registration?
  • if you are working with other providers, who is responsible for the quality and safety of the service?

Examples with registration requirements

You are already registered to carry on the regulated activity at the proposed location. No application or notification is necessary.

You must be clear who will be responsible for carrying on the regulated activity (and for the quality and safety of the service). If the host will be responsible, you will not need to make any application. The host is already registered to carry on the regulated activity at the proposed location and no application is necessary.

If you will be responsible, you:

  • will not need to make any application to change your registration
  • need to update your statement of purpose to tell us that you are running the vaccination site as a ‘satellite’ of your own practice.

We would not inspect this service separately. We would include it as part of any inspection of your main practice location.

The other medical services you provide as well as vaccination at this site may mean:

  • you need to apply to vary your location condition by adding the location to your registration.

We may inspect this location separately.

You will not need to make any application to vary your registration.

If you are responsible (as a lead practice), you will need to:

  • update your statement of purpose to tell us you are running the vaccination site as a ‘satellite’ of your own practice.

Groups of practices could work together at such sites to deliver flu vaccinations to patients from any practice within the group. This would include groups in a Primary Care Network. In these cases, the group could either:

  • identify the lead practice responsible for the regulated activity. Only this practice should update their statement of purpose to tell us they are running the vaccination site as a ‘satellite’ of their own practice

or

  • all the practices share responsibility. They should all update their statement of purpose to tell us they are running the vaccination site as a ‘satellite’ of their own practice

 

Last updated:
30 July 2020