The original Expression of Interest was run by NHS England in February however there is now a new window open for pharmacies to express an interest. This window is now open will be running until Sunday 18th April 2021.
We understand that many pharmacies in other CCG areas across the region have now been stood up to provide vaccinations from their pharmacies and believe that now Gateshead CCG will be considering pharmacies we would advise contractors to consider the opportunity and fill in the expression of interest.
Links to the online form and the process can be found below for your convenience.
It is important to note that as Gateshead currently has not listed any priority locations so contractors only need to fill in section 1 to express an interest. Section 2 will only be needed if you are approached by NHSE for more details. We would also say that you should not make any capital investments to set up at this moment and only do so if you get approached and have confirmation that your application will be progressed.
We would also like to point out that expressing an interest does not mean you will be chosen but equally it does not mean you need to commit at this stage either.
We would advise our contractors in Gateshead to think about this opportunity and put an expression of interest in so they can be considered when the CCG looks at its geography and looks to increase vaccination capacity.
Links regarding the Expression of Interest
Applications should be made using the online designation form by Sunday 18th April 2021. If you already have submitted an EOI in February this will still be considered.
PSNC Information about the Process - Click Here
We understand some Member organisations are offering support to their members, eg. NPA ,Avicenna so it may be worth consulting with them.