Chief Medical Officers Silver Medal

Author: admin / Date: 10-03-2014 /

Pinnacle Health Partnership was directly involved in the award winning entry of 2010 entitled "Pharmacy Fix". A panel of adjudicators awarded the silver medal for an integrated health care service aiming to increase uptake of Hepatitis B vaccination in "at risk groups" as identified in the green book. This was coupled with a dry blood spot test delivered alongside vaccination 1 of an ultra-rapid schedule (involving vaccination at days 0, 7 and 21) that screened for blood borne viral infection. 

This service delivery model saw the testing and immunisation of injecting drug users at participating pharmacies following a referral into theservice by the Island Drug and Alcohol Service (IDAS).