Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (NG CCG) is working with Public Health at Newcastle Council to ensure we maximise the vaccination opportunities and ensure access for all across Newcastle.
To do this, Newcastle Gateshead CCG (NG CCG) is asking Practices to allow data to be shared in a very safe and controlled manner with Public Health Team at Newcastle City Council. The reason for this is to provide intelligence to Newcastle City Council so they can fully understand where resources need to be in order to ensure we maximise the safety and wellbeing of residents across Newcastle. A team within Public Health with get in touch with those who have not yet been vaccinated to ensure they can provide every opportunity to benefit from the vaccine appropriately and also map the areas which need access to the Vaccination Bus, Covid Champions etc. We hope this approach will ensure as many people are vaccinated before the proposed lockdown restrictions are lifted on 21 June.
The COVID 19 Notice (The COPI Notice) issued by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on 20 March 2020 requires organisations to process confidential patient information for issues such as this. We would like to reassure patients that everyone working for the NHS has a legal obligation to keep information about you confidential.