The UK has been the world-leader in approving vaccinations for emergency usage and rapid deployment, as the biggest immunisation programme we’ve ever seen begins to roll out across the UK. Accelerating this programme to vaccinate the entire UK population is drastically needed to beat the pandemic and see a return to normality.
The vaccination plan and timetable published by the NHS and the Department for Health and Social Care outlines the scale of the ambition and the model which will be implemented to match that ambition. However, with ambition comes challenges.
A vaccination programme of this scale will require every resource available to be used effectively and efficiently if the program is to succeed. We know that vaccination production won’t be a limiting factor, however, a lack of skilled and trained resources to administer the injection in a safe and proper way for patients is soon to become a major constraint.
In this paper, we detail how using industry techniques with one hospital trust, we were able to increase the vaccinations per staff member by 153% improving injection numbers from 15.2 to 38.4 per staff member, whilst maintaining safety protocols and a positive patient experience – ultimately maximising 'needle to skin' time.
This model, described as Rapid-Vac, is currently in operation with the opportunity to be quickly and easily rolled out to further vaccination sites across the UK from village halls to GPs, to community centres, to mass vaccination centres.
Download our whitepaper for free to discover how the Rapid-Vac model can be quickly rolled out across to the UK to accelerate the COVID-19 vaccination programme by 153%.