Hib campaign date set, but no pay deal yet
The Government has set a date of May 12 to launch the national Hib vaccine booster catch-up campaign but a deal has yet to be struck on how much GPs will be paid.
The GPC criticised ministers for setting the date before hammering out the pay deal.
An item-of-service deal is likely, but it has not been agreed whether the A (£4.70) or B (£6.80) rate will apply.
GPs will have to call in every child aged six months to four years on April 1 ex-
pected to be 70 patients per GP.
GPs will receive details of the four-month campaign from the Chief Medical Officer this week.
GPC joint-deputy chair Dr Hamish Meldrum said: 'We're a wee bit annoyed about the timing as they announced it before we had a chance to finalise the pricing.'
A national advertising campaign will start on April 25 but vaccines will not be delivered to GPs' surgeries until at least April 28.