Friday, September 2, 2022

UK will pay doctors large bonuses if they vaccinate every single resident of a nursing home with new boosters. Why are they so anxious to get this garbage into arms?

Hat tip to Joel Smalley

GPs to receive incentive payments to deliver ‘accelerated’ care home Covid boosters

GPs to receive incentive payments to deliver ‘accelerated’ care home Covid boosters

GPs will be incentivised to deliver ‘accelerated’ autumn Covid boosters in care homes, with payments of up to £525 per completed care home.

The autumn programme is due to start from next week, but GPs have now been asked to complete care home vaccinations by 23 October where possible.

It comes as GP leaders have raised ‘serious concerns’ about the financial and workload implications of the autumn booster programme.

An NHS England GP webinar yesterday announced that it would be ‘incentivising accelerated Covid-19 vaccinations’ in both older adult and non-older adult care homes.

A slide presented at the webinar said: ‘An outcomes-based incentive will be made available to any commissioned provider who completes the vaccination of all residents in a care home by 23 October 2022 as part of the Covid autumn vaccination programme.’

It added that ‘completed’ care homes are those where ‘the maximum number of eligible residents have been vaccinated’ and that the incentive will be ‘payable for each individual care home completed’ by the deadline.

GP-led vaccination teams will receive

[BONUS PAYMENTS in addition to their usual reimbursement--Nass]:

  • £150 for each ‘small care home’ of 1-10 residents
  • £275 for each ‘medium care home’ of 11-49 residents
  • £400 for each ‘large care home’ of 50-149 residents
  • £525 for each ‘very large care home of 150-250 residents...

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