People with a diagnosis of a severe mental illness or learning disabilities were identified by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JVCI) as one of the highest priorities for receiving the Covid Vaccination. It was essential that we developed services to enable people within the Trust to access Covid Vaccination at the earliest opportunity. This included ensuring access for those who were admitted to our inpatient services as well as supporting those who were struggling or reluctant to access the vaccine in the community.
Devon Partnership Trust have held a few initiatives within the Covid vaccine programme for people with a diagnosis of severe mental illness or learning disabilities, focusing on different areas of care including inpatients and community services.
Download the case study, which includes details of the service, challenges, successes and learnings so far.