A new online platform where health and social care staff can book their COVID-19 vaccinations has been launched.
The new booking system has been launched by Health Call, a collaboration between seven NHS Trusts in the North East and North Cumbria.
The COVID Staff Vaccination Booking platform, which is available for social care staff via the NHS Trusts managing the vaccines roll-out, is part of a package of digital solutions that support how organisations are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In December, Health Call launched a COVID Testing App which works alongside a self-testing lateral flow kit to provide quick results and has been designed to capture potential COVID infections in asymptomatic staff before they start their shift.
They have also developed a COVID Oximetry @ Home solution which has been deployed at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This enables patients who have been hospitalised due to COVID to be cared for at home, whilst monitoring their oxygen levels.
So far, Newcastle Hospitals, North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Trust and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust are all live with the booking platform. More North East trusts are expected to go live in the coming weeks.
To find out more about the app, visit: https://www.nhshealthcall.co.uk/product/covid-staff-vaccination-booking/