SPCT is leading a system wide team across Salford in the largest NHS vaccination programme in history. SPCT along with colleagues across Primary Care in Salford, and from the Salford CCG and Salford City Council teams are working together to deliver COVID-19 vaccinations to the people of Salford.
The first to be offered the vaccination were residents aged 80 and above, shortly followed by over 75's who have now all been contacted to make an appointment.
All patients aged 70 years and over, or who are classed as critically extremely vulnerable (with the exception of those who are house bound) should now have received an invitation to have their COVID-19 vaccine. If you or a family members / friend fall into one of these groups, but has not yet received an invitation, please either visit:
or call 0800 953 0116.
Please do not contact your GP
It is expected that house bound patients aged 70 years and over, or clinically extremely vulnerable will all be contacted over the next few weeks with details of when someone will be visiting their home to offer them their vaccine. If you or a family member / friend falls in to this group, please be patient and do not attempt to make contact to chase an appointment until after Monday 22nd February.
Patients are being invited to attend the vaccination sites in the priority order set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations (JCVI). It is not our intention to ask residents to travel further than is necessary for their vaccine, so those registered to GP practices closest to the community vaccination service sites are being contacted first. If patients are in one of the priority groups and have not yet been invited, they will receive their appointment in the very near future.
Practices across the City have been receiving a number of queries from patients with regard to the vaccine. Please can we ask all members of the public:
• Do not contact the NHS to seek a vaccine, the NHS will contact you
• Please attend booked appointments
• Continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives
Patients should go to https://www.salfordccg.nhs.uk/live-well/covid-19-vaccine where frequently asked questions should answer many concerns. These FAQs are regularly updated based on the questions asked.
Extended Primary Integrated Care 24 – EPiC 24
EPiC 24 was formed with the vision that our patients should expect high quality healthcare, which ensures that patients are able access the care they need, in the most appropriate setting and are seen by the most appropriate clinicians.
We believe that EPiC 24 is one of the first truly integrated models of care which has aligns urgent and unscheduled care services via our clinical hub to ensure that the people of Salford benefit directly. The services currently offered by EPiC 24 include:
• Urgent and Unscheduled care – ‘GP Out of Hours’
• COVID Assessment Service –including Home Assessment Service / Phlebotomy
• Urgent and Emergency Care by Demand / NHS 111 First
• Operating as a Locality Clinical Assessment service
• Extended Access clinics
All activity is managed via our digital clinical hubs which allow all team members to connect with each other across the services. Our clinical hub has allowed us to very flexible and agile with our workforce and service delivery teams.
We aim ensure that primary care integrates with urgent care services, to ensure that we minimise duplication, and develop bespoke local services which best meet the needs of our patients.
Clinical governance, safe guarding and maintaining high standards of care are key priorities.
We are proud that even during our short history we have delivered outstanding results across various services, all made possible due to the support of our stakeholders, the primary care networks, and other partners. Even during the most challenging and difficult times; EPiC 24 has very successfully started to achieve its vision and purpose. Patient involvement and feedback is of paramount importance to us and we are pleased this too has been very positive, however, this makes more determined than ever, to continue to deliver highest quality care to the people of Salford.
- Key Roles
- Operations Manager EPiC 24
- Clinical Lead EPiC 24
- Service Co-coordinators EPiC 24
- Rota Co-ordinators EPiC24
We are proud to serve 20,000 patients across Eccles, Little Hulton, Charlestown and Lower Kersal via the three practices of:
• Salford Primary Care Together (Eccles) - CQC overall rating - Outstanding
• Salford Primary Care Together (Little Hulton) - CQC overall rating - Good
• Salford Primary Care Together (Willow Tree) - CQC overall rating - Good
We also run the Homeless Service - CQC overall rating - Good
For further details about opening times, locations, how to make an appointment at the GP practices and more, click here