Helping locum staff to get their COVID – 19 vaccination

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has established a new portal to ensure that locum pharmacists are put forward for priority vaccination as frontline health and social care workers.

Pharmacist locums are being invited to register with the portal so that their details can be shared with the relevant CCGs so that locums can be contacted and called for vaccination alongside other frontline health and social care workers. This is to ensure this workforce is not missed. Locums and agencies concerned that locums may not have been picked up through other routes can use the portal to guarantee these frontline workers are captured. Pharmacy employers should be working with CCGs to identify their frontline health care staff for priority vaccination.