AXREM vaccine campaign a success

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AXREM member companies have provided extensive support to the NHS throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, through supply of technology solutions and the associated support staff to assist healthcare providers in managing the unprecedented demand brought about by Coronavirus. This has included providing imaging technology and radiotherapy treatment devices technology and support staff at very short notice in large volumes to NHS Trusts, NHS Health Boards, the Nightingale Hospitals, and the Louisa Jordan Hospital to assist in the rapid diagnosis of the disease.

Following the issuing of our vaccine statement, letter to government ministers across the UK and subsequent social media campaign to ensure front line industry workers, working alongside NHS colleagues receive the vaccine. We are pleased to report that progress has been made. AXREM received a letter from Vaccine Minster, Nadhim Zahawi MP and that along with a letter from AXREM and principles of our member companies has enabled those staff who qualify for the vaccine under the criteria set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), to approach their GP’s and they are now successfully receiving the vaccine.

Sally Edgington, AXREM Director said “I am really pleased we have been able to successfully assist our members ensuring engineers, applications specialists and other colleagues working on the frontline get the equal opportunity to protect themselves and their families. Our members have worked throughout the pandemic often going above and beyond to assist NHS colleagues and departments in the diagnosis and treatment of Covid-19”.

AXREM were pleased to also receive support from The Society of Radiographers (SoR) who’s Chief Executive wrote to Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, Matt Hancock MP in support of the AXREM statement and The British Institute of Radiology (BIR) who released a statement supporting the AXREM proposal to vaccinate frontline workers from supplier companies.