How do I get full access to accuBook for my practice?
AccuBook is part of our Accurx Plus products, a premium tier of Accurx Desktop. It is included in the Booking Module for a limited time and will be available for your 2023 spring and autumn booster campaigns. We will support all users in moving across to Self-Book by the end of the year – this includes launching cross-organisational booking. By doing this, practices will benefit from a Self-Book solution that integrates with their clinical system, can be used for any appointment type, and works seamlessly with their other Accurx features.
Accurx Plus relies on local funding and you can read more about our premium products and pricing here.
The national contract with NHS Digital and NHS England has been signed, and we can now start taking orders through that, rather than through direct purchases.
Here's how your local vaccination centres can start using accuBook.
Fill out the accuBook signup form.
The Accurx team will contact the leads for vaccination sites and onboard them.
We'll handle the rest with NHS Digital.
Is the solution assured?
Accurx's vaccine booking solution - accuBook - has been assured by NHS Digital. At the time of writing, it is the only centrally assured appointment management solution.
How is Accurx paid through the national contract?
License fees - paid centrally
Accurx will be paid per appointment confirmed, once you've booked 10 confirmed appointments and if you've not raised any major issues with the service. Accurx submits this usage data monthly to NHS Digital for reimbursement.
SMS costs - paid locally with some central reimbursement available
NHS Digital has stated that a £2m national fund will be available for ICSs and PCNs to claim back the SMS costs incurred by using the solution. The process for accessing this funding is described on the FutureNHS platform here.
When you order accuBook for your area, we will set you up to pay SMS costs directly.
The costs are calculated as follows:
For orders covering a population of <100k patient population SMS costs are 1.99p per fragment with direct debit or 2.09p without.
For orders covering a population of >100k patient population SMS costs are 1.99p per fragment.
A fragment is 160 characters of SMS text. An average Accurx text is 2.3 fragments long.
We'll share more information about the process for claiming back SMS costs when this is confirmed by NHS Digital and NHS England.
Additional resources for onboarding
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