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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 to create a mixed economy of point of care applications. This allows greater choice across settings and reducing reliance on any one supplier.

Point of Care systems

All settings should consider which system meets their needs.

Supplier System Assurance status Order processing
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  
Pinnacle Outcomes4Health Solution Passed assurance through Department of Health and Social Care. Full rollout approval granted December 2020 Onboard via FutureNHS
Sonar Informatics Sonar Health Passed assurance through NHS England and NHS Improvement commercial agreement (to be finalised). Full rollout approval granted 13 September 2021  
TPP SystmOne Hub Passed assurance. In controlled go live – available for full rollout middle of August  

Assurance of systems

Outcomes4Health (Pinnacle) was the system initially used by all vaccination sites and was commissioned centrally. The other systems, above, are being made available via the GP IT Futures framework, apart from Sonar which is going through assurance via NHS England and NHS Improvement commercial agreement (to be finalised).

They have been through NHS Digital’s rigorous assurance process to ensure vaccination information is captured and flowed securely back into GP systems, onto patient records and into national management systems.

Further information

internal Training and onboarding

Training and onboarding information for users of the IT systems involved in the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme.

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: 15 September 2021 10:54 am