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Assured Point of Care systems for the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination

We are assuring more Point of Care (PoC) systems for Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and other care settings to choose to use as part of their coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination response.

When a person is vaccinated, PoC systems send vital data to national systems including product and batch details and recording any adverse reaction. The data also feeds back to GP systems to link to medical records and the National Immunisation Management System (NIMS)

Read more about the vaccinations data flow. 

This work is in response to requests from primary care organisations asking for access to a greater choice of systems. It has been supported by NHS Digital, NHS England and NHS Improvement, NHSX, the Royal College of GPs, the Joint GP IT committee and the General Practitioners Committee in England, the BMA. 

These systems will join Pinnacle, the system initially used by all vaccination sites up to now, creating a mixed economy of point of care applications allowing greater choice across settings and reducing reliance on any one supplier.

Assurance of systems

We have developed standards to ensure systems provide all the functionality needed by different settings and that all data flows safely and securely into the wider health and care system.   

We have invited a number of suppliers on the Digital Care Services framework to apply.

Systems will be progressed through the assurance approach quickly. It's anticipated that several systems will complete assurance over the coming weeks and move into a controlled go live deployment.

Point of Care systems

Below are the systems who will participate in the contract once they have been through assurance.

All settings should consider which system meets their needs.

Supplier System Assurance status Order processing
TPP SystmOne Hub Passed assurance. In controlled go live – available end of July  
EMIS EMIS Covid Vaccs PCN hub Undergoing assurance  
EVA health eVacc Passed assurance. Full Rollout Approval granted 22 June 2021 eVacc order form
Medical Director Helix Vaccination App Undergoing assurance  
Sonar Sonar Health Undergoing assurance (for Community Pharmacies only)  

Further information

internal Coronavirus vaccinations

We're supporting the NHS with safe and efficient use of data and technology, as the UK delivers the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme.

internal COVID-19 vaccination record queries

How COVID-19 vaccinations are recorded, how long it takes the record to arrive in GP systems, common errors or difficulties and how to get help.

Last edited: 21 July 2021 4:07 pm