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Saturday 2nd Jan 2021

Patient Experience Survey

Will launch on 4th January 2021. Practices can promote the survey by displaying a poster or promoting it on their website or social media. For more information: https://gp-patient.co.uk/promote

NDG announces new 8th Caldicott Principle

The National Data Guardian (NDG) has introduced a new, eighth Caldicott Principle and some tweaks to the wording of the existing seven principles. It also announces the intention to use statutory powers to issue guidance in 2021 about the appointment of Caldicott Guardians. The new principle focuses on the need to keep patients and service users informed and to ensure patient’s expectations are considered and met when their confidential information is used. For more information - https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/941865/NDG_CP_and_CG_consultation_response_FINAL_08.12.20.pdf

National protocol

The national protocol for COVID-19 mRNA vaccine BNT162b2 (Pfizer/BioNTech) has been published. This protocol is for the administration of COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 by appropriately trained persons - https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/covid-19-vaccination-programme

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