A new procedure has been established, streamlining the way in which GP surgeries can order the Rabipur vaccine for at risk groups, including licenced VBRVs and trainees.
This new procedure, which has been operating since August last year, is directed at GP Surgeries. What is most useful, is that the process specifies the individual groups to whom the procedure applies, including VBRVs.
Any licenced VBRV or trainee should therefore be able to arrange their initial course of inoculations or boosters in the usual way. We are aware that some VBRVs have experienced issues in recent months as surgeries adjust to the new guidance. Please let us know if you experience any problems.
The Volunteer Support team is in the process of updating all our forms and guidance to reflect these changes, and providing a copy of the Doctor’s declaration form is taken to the surgery, no one should experience any difficulties.
A guidance document produced by Public Health England (PHE) can be viewed by visiting https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rabies-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-guidelines, while a form allowing GPs to order the pre-exposure vaccine is available from www.gov.uk/government/publications/rabies-pre-exposure-request-form)
Should you need further information or have unanswered questions, please drop us a line at BatVolunteers@naturalengland.org.uk