COVID-19 vaccinations for independent podiatrists in Wales
Advice for podiatrists living and working in Wales on how to access the COVID-19 vaccination
At the end of January the Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething, confirmed that independently practising health and social care workers in Wales are to be vaccinated in JCVI group 2, at the same time as health and social care workers in the NHS. This includes all independently practising podiatrists.
The College subsequently wrote to all Welsh Health Boards, requesting contact details so that we could let our members know who to contact in their local area to arrange a vaccine. These details are set out below. (We are still waiting for a response from the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and this will be added as soon as we hear back.)
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Please e-mail your name and contact details to: BCU.SROCovid19VaccinationProgramme@wales.nhs.uk
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Please contact the Booking Centre to make an appointment on: 029 2184 1234.
Booking Centre hours are 8.00am-8.00pm, seven days a week. Be sure to inform the call handler that you are a frontline healthcare worker and have been invited to make an appointment.
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Send an excel spreadsheet containing ONLY the following information (full name, date of birth, postcode and telephone number) to email@example.com, with a covering email requesting vaccination
- Ensure this spreadsheet is password protected
- Send the password to firstname.lastname@example.org in an immediate follow up email.
Send your name, telephone number and the area you live in (so they can identify the closest vaccination centre to you) to: COVIDenquiries.email@example.com
Powys Teaching Health Board
This online booking form (https://pthb.nhs.wales/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccination/frontline-health-and-care-workers/) can be used for podiatrists who meet the following criteria:
- A registered podiatrist
- Should be able to demonstrate they are providing frequent face-to-face clinical contact with vulnerable individuals, i.e. directly involved in patient care for vulnerable groups
- Should be working in either secondary or primary/community care settings which can include independent, voluntary and non-standard healthcare settings such as hospices, and community-based mental health or addiction services.