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Supporting the London COVID-19 vaccination programme

We are supporting the London COVID-19 vaccination programme to identify barriers to vaccination and solutions to improve uptake.

The programme has adopted a learning health system methodology, taking an agile approach to gathering and sharing insights as they emerged throughout the programme, so that decisions could be made, and actions implemented as appropriate within the rapidly changing COVID-19 environment.  

Throughout this programme, UCLPartners has worked in close partnership with NHS England and Improvement London, Public Health England London, and NIHR ARC North Thames to gather and understand essential insights from across the spectrum of organisations involved in delivering the COVID-19 vaccine programme, including vaccinations centres, GP practices, local authorities, and Integrated Care Systems. 

As part of our support for the programme we produced an evaluation report: Delivering the COVID-19 vaccine across London.

Timeline of the vaccine rollout: view the timeline in full (PDF)

The formal evaluation consisted of a three-phase approach, adopting qualitative and quantitative components that allowed both a broad scope of the work going on as well as a deep dive into specific areas. The evaluation was supplemented by further insights gathered from a range of sources including virtual learning events and targeted interviews. 

The report presents findings from the evaluation, which focused on analysis of interventions to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake in London. It specifically sought to identify and explore reported barriers to vaccination, strategies and interventions to address these barriers, as well as the key features of strategies that were successful in achieving increased uptake.  

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