Please remember all patients who you consider to be at risk, but who do not have one of this year’s clinical risk Read codes in their clinical record, will require both the 9OX4. Read code along with the vaccination within the reporting period (the month of vaccination). I would suggest you enter them both together.
Practices have had issues with the following patients not being picked up so you may wish to add the 9OX4. Read code to their Clinical Records too:
- Pregnant women
- Asthmatics who have not had steroid inhalers or meds in the last 12 months
- Patients who have a BMI >40 (Vaccinated opportunistically)
- Patients who are newly registered require the vaccination to be entered on the day after their registration is complete. (On the same day it will not be picked up)
- Cancer patients who have not had their treatment recorded
This could be the reason for CQRS having a different number achieved to your own in-house searches.