Vaccine Engagement SLI Programme

February 7, 2022 in ADPH Updates, Health Protection, Sector Led Improvement by Marcy Dickinson

The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) and the Local Government Association (LGA) have been working collaboratively to develop a Sector-Led Improvement Programme to support the national NHSE Vaccination Deployment Programme (VDP) for 2022. 

The purpose of this initiative is to support the uptake of COVID-19 vaccination across all cohorts and populations by facilitating greater engagement between local government and the national VPD.

By amplifying the voice and contribution of local government and Public Health, the programme seeks to build on successes seen locally such as use of community insight and intelligence, local leadership and collaborative relationships. There will be a focus on understanding ‘what works and why’ and supporting innovation at local and regional level to more effectively contribute to improved uptake now, as well as informing the direction of vaccination in the future. 

The programme also supports the regional ADPH networks to disseminate good practice and identify local challenges to implementation, ensuring that the lessons learnt at the local level are regularly fed back into the national system.

Leading the Programme is a National Public Health Adviser role with a small team working across both the LGA and ADPH, who will work closely with the Local Government Adviser in the Vaccination Deployment Programme. 

The programme will run initially for six-months from January 2022.