Recent Updates

QOF - Childhood Immunisations
Further to our QOF communication in April where we summarised the changes to QOF for 2021/22, provisional Business Rules have now been published by NHS Digi...
Thu, 27 May, 2021 at 3:58 PM
COVID-19 Vaccinations - New JCVI guidance around household contacts of patients with severe immunosuppression
JCVI has published guidance (https://ardens.live/jcvi-immunocompromised) that recommends that adults living with adults who are immunosuppressed should be p...
Thu, 8 Apr, 2021 at 9:00 AM
COVID-19 Vaccinations - Cohort 6 - Carers and "Moderate Risk" individuals
There is some confusion around carers and "moderate risk" codes in cohort 6 searches. Our understanding of the situation is below: Carers are...
Thu, 25 Feb, 2021 at 8:56 AM
COVID-19 Vaccination - Health and Social Care Workers Eligible for Vaccine
The Green Book offers the following guidance on which job roles could be prioritised in the "HSC worker" cohort (page 11). Please use the "...
Wed, 13 Jan, 2021 at 9:42 AM
NHS England Statement 7th Jan 2021 - Freeing up practices to support COVID vaccination
The attached (see below) letter has been sent to all CCGs and GPs in England . Summary below:   Locally Commissioned Services suspended. Minor Surgery DE...
Tue, 12 Jan, 2021 at 11:56 AM
COVID-19 Vaccination Searches - UPDATED Mon 14 December
We have just published v1.7 of the COVID-19 vaccination call and recall searches. These have the following new functionality: Auto-exclude patients who ar...
Mon, 14 Dec, 2020 at 3:18 PM
COVID-19 Vaccination Searches - UPDATE Thu 10 Dec 10am
Guidance was updated by NHS England on Tuesday evening about inviting patients for COVID-19 vaccination, and MHRA issued further guidance on Wednesday after...
Thu, 10 Dec, 2020 at 3:47 PM
Multi-Morbidity Template - Asthma/COPD Pages Missing
EMIS Health updated some of their resources in EMIS Web last week and in doing so they have removed two concepts that we used in our multi-morbidity templat...
Tue, 8 Dec, 2020 at 6:02 PM
Flu vaccines 50-64 year olds
There is no need to add the 9OX4 "Needs influenza immunisation" code to patient records when giving a flu vaccine to 50-64 year olds with no other...
Thu, 3 Dec, 2020 at 3:24 PM
CQRS and Flu 2020
It has come to our attention that there are some patients who have been vaccinated in GP practices but are not being identified by your monthly CQRS payme...
Mon, 16 Nov, 2020 at 7:29 AM