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GP COVID-19 vaccine dashboard

Find out about the GP COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, including information on the purpose of the dashboard, how to access it and the data included.

About the dashboard

The GP COVID-19 vaccine dashboard has been developed by NHS Digital to help Primary Care Networks (PCNs) increase vaccination uptake across their local communities. 

It's accessible via NHS smartcard and is an optional tool to help the vaccination rollout. 

The dashboard provides
  • a visualisation of COVID-19 vaccine uptake across patients registered to practices on your NHS smartcard
  • metrics showing progress to date
  • data that can be downloaded into your local GP Point of Care (PoC) solution to pull up patient records or download an invite list that can be loaded into local booking solutions
  • patient contact information to arrange a first dose or get a pending or overdue second dose booked in

Getting access

The dashboard is live and ready for access via smartcard. Follow these steps to get started:

Step 1 – Smartcard setup checks

To see uptake across GP practices (in your PCN or federation), you’ll need to have each practice on your smartcard along with the activity code B0360.  

Work with your local RA and practices to get these added where they are not already present. If you don’t know your local RA, many (but not all) are listed on our contact details page, or you can contact your local CCG for assistance.

You’ll need to check your system status with regards to NHS Credential Management software, which is required to access the dashboards. This is currently being deployed by CCGs and IT support organisations across the NHS estate. Check if NHS Credential Management is installed on your machine.

If you see the following message when you try to log on, it means the NHS Credential Management software is not installed:

Image of dashboard error showing software not installed

If the NHS Credential Management is not installed, we recommend that you contact your local CCG/IT support to find out the deployment path. Deployments are happening rapidly, and we’d expect your situation will be resolved in the near future.  

If this does not solve your immediate issue, discuss options with your local IT on how to get your machine updated ahead of their deployment schedule.

Step 2 – Access and training

Use the user guide and training videos below to help you get the most out of the dashboard.


About the data

You’ll see aggregated metrics and patient data for patients registered to practices recorded on your NHS smartcard.  

Data is refreshed overnight from all vaccination PoC systems 7 days a week.

If you have any concerns or issues with the data presented or missing data, contact the NHS Digital national service desk on ssd.nationalservicedesk@nhs.net or 0300 303 5035 with the details and they will investigate.


Immunocompromised patient list

From October 2021, the dashboard contains a published list of immunocompromised patients (aged 12 upwards).  The page lists the registered patients (only for those practices for which you have smartcard authorisation) who are part of this group and provides contact information as well as their vaccine history plus 3rd primary dose and booster recommended due dates where these have not yet been administered.

For more information on this feature, see the overview video. You will need to navigate to 1 minute and 20 seconds in this video to jump to this content. 

Guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) was used to generate the patient list from data sources that NHS Digital collect from, including hospitals, GP practices, and community pharmacies (via the NHS Business Services Authority).


User guide and training videos

GP COVID-19 vaccine dashboard overview


Release information

Latest releases

11 May 2022

This release provides an updated data source refresh table within the Caveats and Information page.

The changes are:

  • PDS changes (covering patient details and their registered GP practice) refresh in the national data store by 9am every day.  Any changes will be picked up by the dashboard on the following day
  • the addition of cohort tables for Cohort 6, 5 to 15 at risk, plus the immunocompromised

If you have any queries and need additional support, contact the NHS Digital national service desk on ssd.nationalservicedesk@nhs.net or 0300 303 5035.

Previous releases

You can view information about previous releases by opening the following expanders:

13 April 2022

Two fixes have been applied to the dashboard:

  1. An issue with under reporting of spring boosters was detected early this week. The dashboard was wrongly excluding anyone who’d had a previous booster dose. This issue was root caused and is now resolved. For those who have previously run searches for spring boosters in the dashboard, please be aware that you should see a much larger list now of those who are eligible. We apologise for this issue.
  2. A previous issue was detected whereby, within the Immunocompromised page, anyone who’d had a booster was seeing the incorrect 3rd dose date. This has now been resolved.
22 March 2022

Introduction of spring boosters into the dashboard. The dashboard will now flag those who are due a spring booster including 75s and over and those who are severely immunocompromised.

  • In this change, expect to see a change in booster counts as 75s and over become eligible for the spring booster and move into the eligible for booster group. 
  • in the Immunocompromised page, we’ve calculated spring booster due dates for those patients who have had their 1st booster
  • note that all those eligible for a 1st booster in the above groups are still included in your data
  • this release has also resolved the incident where those with Janssen vaccines were being wrongly excluded from eligible for booster lists in the Patient Download report
4 March 2022

Introduction of COVID cohorts 1 to 17 into the dashboard including cohort 13 (12 to 15 at risk group) and cohort 17 (5 to 11 at risk group).

9 February 2022

Introduced patient address as a new downloadable column in the dataset provided in the immunocompromised page.

14 January 2022

Dashboard updated to include 16 and 17 year olds as eligible for boosters.  Note that individuals will still need to be 3 months post their 2nd dose to qualify.  For more information on boosters, see the Caveats and Information page on the dashboard.

16 December 2021

Inclusion of 18+ as eligible for boosters.

9 December 2021

Delayed release now in place

8 December 2021 - release delayed by Amazon Web Services (AWS) outage - release expected 9 December
  • interval post 2nd dose changing from 6 to 3 months for boosters
  • for Immunocompromised patient list, inclusion of booster dose information and filtering out of deceased patients
26 November 2021

Cohort 10 – people aged 40 to 49 – now included in booster pages.

19 November 2021

The following updates are being released

  • for the home page, inclusion of new detailed view for uptake
  • for boosters, inclusion of cohort 6 in data set plus new time based chart to understand time since 2nd dose
  • 3rd primary dose – contact numbers and GP practice details being refreshed on a daily basis
29 October 2021

The following updates are being released:

  • change to 3rd primary dose – vaccination history data now being updated on a daily basis (the list of patients and their details remains unchanged from the list originally published)
  • addition of ODS site code in Vaccination History report
  • addition of GMT to data last refreshed information to clarify time zone
20 October 2021

The following updates are being released:

  • date formats will be fixed so that they will always display in UK format, whatever the browser settings (such as US browser settings causing dates to display in US format)
  • update to AccurRx download file formats to align with AccuRx upload formats and prevent rework for our users
4 October 2021

The following new features are going live:

  • information on how booster rollout is progressing, along with access to those eligible and pending their booster dose
  • a new report showing you your immunocompromised patients (from 12 upwards) eligible for the 3rd primary dose
  • vaccination history report allows you to view the digital vaccination history of one of your patients, as held in the national clinical system

Watch a video introducing this release.

9 September 2021

Inclusion of date of birth in download forms.

12 August 2021

Inclusion of age filter and charts for 16 and 17 year olds.

Inclusion of new field: 1st dose vaccine site within the downloads available for those pending their 2nd dose.

19 August 2021

Inclusion of Janssen under vaccine brand.

Update to last date refreshed feature.


Queries and support

If you have any queries and need additional support, contact the NHS Digital national service desk on ssd.nationalservicedesk@nhs.net or 0300 303 5035.

Last edited: 9 May 2022 5:15 pm