Patient receiving a vaccination

We’re thrilled to be awarded highly commended for the ‘HCSA Cross-Functional Collaboration Award’ at this year’s Healthcare Supply Association Awards. 


The HCSA National Awards celebrate excellence in procurement & supply chain departments across the four home nations, showcasing best practice and achievement in procurement management and governance. 

This shortlisting recognises the extraordinary collaboration led by South, Central & West with SystemC/Graphnet Alliance and Synertec for the Immunisation Management Service.

The Immunisation Management Service was designed to be at the core of the national vaccination programme for both flu and COVID-19 working hand-in-glove alongside NHS England, Public Health England (PHE), and NHSD/NHSX to design the system to drive uptake of vaccination.

The Immunisation Management Service supports the enhanced winter flu programme and the national COVID-19 vaccination programme by supporting and optimising the uptake of vaccinations for the nation by:

  • Sending national letters, emails or SMS messages to invite and remind individuals to book their vaccinations.
  • Providing regional support and improving immunisation uptake service using operational data to show uptake, and analysis using data such as age, deprivation and ethnicity and identifying outliers.
  • Providing an outbound call centre, which uses analysis gathered by the immunisation uptake team on vaccination data, identifies areas of low uptake and makes follow-up outbound telephone calls to those who haven't been vaccinated.

This work builds on our existing successful Child Health Immunisation Services, transforming and improving vaccination uptake.

To find out more about SCW’s procurement services, contact Faye Robinson, Director of Specialist Services and Procurement - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To find out more about the Immunisation Management Service, contact David Ibbotson, Operations Director - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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