About the GP-led Covid Vaccination Programme
The GP-led part of the Covid Vaccination Programme is being delivered through 'Primary Care Networks' - these are groups of GP practices defined by the government. In the case of Ely, there is Ely North PCN (Cathedral Medical Centre, St George's, and St Mary's), and Ely South PCN (Staploe Medical Centre, Haddenham Surgery, and Burwell Surgery). The Ely North and Ely South PCNs are working together to deliver the vaccination programme as one.
We are contractually obliged to deliver the vaccines from Cathedral and Staploe practices only, but patients from any of the six practices mentioned above can receive their vaccination at either of those two sites. The clinics are staffed by staff from all six practices, plus our amazing army of volunteers.
We are working through the priority cohort lists as defined by the government - there is a strict legal obligation to adhere to these priorities and we are not permitted to vary from this. At the moment, that means patients who are over 80 years old and registered at any of the six practices listed are being vaccinated, alongside health, social care, and frontline healthworkers.
When you are eligible for a vaccination, we will contact you to book you in. If there are more options in terms of where you can be vaccinated, we will advise you at the time. We appreciate that everyone is keen to be vaccinated as soon as possible, but it would help us enormously if you can please be patient and wait for us to reach out to you.