02 September 2020
- 2020/2021 Service specification: Community pharmacy seasonal influenza vaccination advanced service
- Pharmacy Influenza Vaccination Patient Group Direction (PGD)
- Flu Vaccination – FAQs
- Pharmacy Flu Resource Pack
- VIDEO – PharmOutcomes Advance Flu Service 2020/21
3rd Sept 2020
Message From NHSE regarding vaccinations NHS Advanced Flu service 50-64 yr olds
Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
Advanced services: changes to consent and other rules- Flu , NMS and MUR
From the 1st September 2020, it is no longer a contractual requirement that written consent is obtained from patients prior to the provision of the Flu Vaccination Service, Medicines Use Reviews (MUR), the New Medicine Service (NMS) and Appliance Use Reviews (AUR).
Instead, for these services, verbal consent can be obtained and a record of that made in the pharmacy’s clinical record for the service. These changes were agreed by the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I), following a proposal to move to a verbal consent model made by PSNC.
Flu Vaccination – training requirements and resources
All pharmacy staff involved in the provision of the Flu Vaccination Service should receive appropriate training relevant to the role they will undertake. Community pharmacy contractors are required to demonstrate that all pharmacists providing the service in their pharmacy have the skills needed to do so. Pharmacists must complete a Declaration of Competence before providing the service. For more information please visit – Flu Training requirements
15th January 2020
NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) has issued a letter to provide advice on ordering appropriate flu vaccines for the 2020/21 season.
This follows a review of the latest evidence on influenza vaccines conducted by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.
Community pharmacy contractors are advised to begin ordering licensed vaccines as set out in the letter; ordering of these licensed vaccines should not be unnecessarily delayed.
Read the letter in full on the: PSNC Website