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DWP blog on sharing claimant info with NHS England

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New blog from DWP Digital:

‘As we write this blog, the Covid-19 vaccination programme here in the UK has continued to progress, offering hope for a return to some sort of normality soon. Here at DWP Digital, we’re proud to have played a small but significant part in the programme by helping NHS England to identify unpaid carers.

Unpaid carers were included in the 6th priority group for the vaccination programme, as it would allow them to continue their caring responsibilities with reduced risk to themselves and the person they care for. In order to ensure that the programme could continue at full pace, there was an urgent need for NHS England to identify people in this group as quickly and accurately as possible, so that they could receive their vaccination.

That’s where DWP became involved ...’

More: https://dwpdigital.blog.gov.uk/2021/05/28/sharing-data-to-help-with-the-covid-19-vaccination-programme/