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BMA confirms COVID-19 vaccination deal will not be a directed enhanced service – GP online

GP practices will not deliver the COVID-19 vaccination programme under a directed enhanced service (DES) agreement as previously expected, the BMA has said.



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GP leaders have made clear that despite initial discussions on the basis that the deal – which will see a designated practice in each primary care network area in England deliver vaccinations – would be rolled out as a DES, a different form of enhanced service will be used to allow greater flexibility.
Instead of a DES, the COVID-19 vaccination programme will operate under an enhanced service commissioned by NHS England under section 7a of the NHS Act.
BMA leaders say the change will not allow terms…

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