You will have heard in the media that GPs are going to be carrying out MMR catch- up vaccinations.
Please click here to download a letter from the Chief Medical Officer. This is being distributed to practices via the LMC as there is a realisation that processes for cascading important information to GP practices are now totally unfit for purpose.
You will see that the letter actually contains very little meaningful information for practices. I would remind you that, for those practices not opted out ofthe childhood vaccination additional service, MMR vaccination for this age group is funded through the global sum. There is no mention in the letter of any additional funding for any extra work generated by this campaign ,nor any commitment to fund the vaccination of any older children.
We will let you have any further news as soon as we have it.
Dr. Robert Morley
Birmingham Local Medical Committee
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