Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) has partnered up with Doc Abode to deliver an app which helps get Covid-19 and flu vaccines to housebound people.

The app features a vaccine scheduling module where admin staff at the trust can arrange home visits for patients who are not able to attend a healthcare setting. The module can be used for Covid-19 and non-Covid vaccines.

As a result of using the services, CNWL Community Services experienced a number of benefits including zero vaccine waste and zero clinical safety incidents.

Following successful co-development and testing in Camden, all second dose vaccines have been administered utilising the Doc Abode Vaccine module (to include Covid boosters, influenza, pneumococcal and shingles vaccines.)

Lisa Basi, head of integrated primary care at the trust, said: “The Doc Abode vaccine module has revolutionised the way we deliver our vaccine service. It has vastly reduced our administrative burden but more importantly, it has ensured safety.

“It has also doubled the speed and efficiency of the frontline vaccinators, releasing capacity, saving time and reducing vaccine waste.

“This has meant we have begun vaccinating thousands of vulnerable patients in record time. Since the full roll out of Doc Abode’s vaccination module in April 2021, Camden has been one of the highest performing of all 32 boroughs in London.”

CNWL provides NHS services throughout a person’s life, with the majority of those delivered in the community and the trust sees partnerships with innovators like Doc Abode as part of its future.

Doc Abode founder and CEO Dr Taz Aldawoud added: “There is a range of innovations supporting the heath sector, but it takes forward thinking trusts like CNWL to partner with the right providers to see meaningful impacts, as we have seen with the Vaccine Module.”