The statement below is from the Norfolk Resilience Forum (NRF)
We can all do our bit this New Year to curb Covid and ease pressures on the NHS, Norfolk’s leaders said today, in the face of rising case numbers.
People in Norfolk and Waveney are being reminded that Covid-19 vaccinations are taking place by invite and appointment only.
Yesterday a number of members of the public arrived at James Paget University Hospital without an appointment, asking to be vaccinated despite not being contacted by their GP and not having an appointment booked – claiming they had seen a post on Facebook saying they could simply turn up to receive the jab. The NHS is not able to administer a Covid-19 vaccine to you without you having an appointment.
The GP sites will be acting as ‘primary care hubs’; vaccinating patients from their own practice as well as other neighbouring practices.
Those who are most at risk from Covid-19 are being prioritised first; members of the public who are over 80 years-old, care home workers and a small number for at risk frontline NHS staff.
NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed Ernst & Young LLP to provide external audit services in accordance with the requirements set out in the Local Audit Accountability Act 2014. The appointment which is subject to formal acceptance procedures is for the period 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023 with the option to extend for 2 years.
The CCG used the Crown Commercial Services Framework and following evaluation of tender documents the External Auditor Panel recommended to the CCG Governing Body the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP.