Salford Learning Difficulties Covid Vaccination Service
Salford Royal Hospital | North West
People with learning disabilities face serious health inequalities, with death rates from Covid-19 estimated to be four times higher than that of the general population. There was a determination in Salford that having a learning disability would not be a barrier to accessing a Covid vaccination.
Working collaboratively, staff from Salford Clinical Commissioning Group, Salford’s Adult Learning Disability Team, at Salford Care Organisation (part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust), Salford Primary Care Together and GP practices across the City came together to support an initiative to deliver the vaccine to adults with a learning disability. Working in a flexible, imaginative and person-centred way, the community vaccine programme was tailored to meet the individual needs of this very vulnerable group.
Nominated by: Barbara Keeley MP