Working with our public health teams
Published on: 8th April 2021
A number of eligible NW London residents, including many who are clinically vulnerable, have not yet been vaccinated.
We strongly advise these residents to be vaccinated as soon as possible. Appointments can be booked via the national booking system.
To support uptake in the vaccine we are holding information sessions in areas where take-up of the vaccine is low, to enable residents to make an informed decision based on accurate information.
We are also increasing access to vaccination by putting pop up vaccination clinics in place in some areas where we need to increase vaccination take-up.
To enable residents to make an informed choice and to better understand their concerns, we are working in partnership with local authority public health directors. This includes making contact with eligible patients over 50 who have not yet been vaccinated, so that the public health teams and the NHS can discuss any concerns these residents may have.
While we are working with our public health teams limited contact information for people who are yet to be vaccinated will be shared with public health teams.
This information can only be used for this one purpose to enable residents to have an informed conversation with public health experts so that we can better understand and potentially address any concerns they have about vaccination.
- identifiable information is being shared from the patient NHS record, including name, contact number, postcode and NHS Number
- this is to support efforts to increase uptake of COVID-19 vaccination within NW London
- this sharing is purpose-specific (for a COVID-19 public health / direct care purpose in supporting vaccination uptake)
- this sharing is lawful under Article 6(1)(e), 9(2)(h), 9(2)(i) GDPR and the COVID Notice under the Control of Patient Information (COPI) Regulation 3
- this sharing is time-limited to the expiry of the COVID-19 Notice under COPI (provisionally 30/09/2021, subject to extension by the DHSC)
- no clinical information (except for NHS number and negative vaccination status) will be shared
- a data protection impact assessment, documenting the technical and organisational security measures in place at each Local Authority has been undertaken prior to sharing
- a data sharing memorandum of understanding has been agreed at the NW London IG Board and between all parties to support this sharing. This agreement is supplementary to the existing NW London Data Sharing Framework, to which all the health and care providers and local authorities within NW London are already signatory parties.