New e- consents introduced for School Aged Immunisation Programme

Date: 20 January 2021

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Parents and young people in Enfield can now give e-consent for their children’s school-based immunisations as Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust introduces a new online consent system.

Moving to electronic consenting means the process of giving consent for immunisations will be much quicker and easier for schools, families and nurses as paperwork is reduced and time saved.

This new approach will also save paper, printing costs and substantially reduce the amount of time and distance nurses previously travelled collecting and distributing forms – which means we will also reduce our impact on the environment.

Schools will be asked to send parents the e-consent form that can be completed online on any platform including mobile phone, tablet or computer.

Dr Mo Abedi, Clinical Director, Enfield Community Services says: “We are really pleased to be offering parents in Enfield the chance to give e-consent for their children’s immunisations.’’

The process is safe and secure, and is much easier and simpler for families to complete compared to the previous paper forms.

BEH is working closely with schools to ensure vaccinations still go ahead as planned this term, offering vaccinations in a range of locations including Forty Hall and Millfield Theatre. Parents are urged to consent online if contacted by their school to protect their children.

  • Summary:

    Parents and young people in Enfield can now give e-consent for their children’s school-based immunisations as Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust introduces a new online consent system.