NHS Flu Vaccination Service


The 2018-2019 Flu service has been re-commissioned

The PSNC have a dedicated page click here

This year we have two vaccines:

  • aTIV aimed at 65+ age group
  • QIV aimed at 18-64 age group

aTIV Prioritisation Process 2018:

  • 1st – 75 yrs + or in care home
  • 2nd – 65-74yrs in a clinical risk group
  • 3rd – 65-74yrs NOT in a clinical risk group

For a more comprehensive and detailed overview click here to watch the recorded webinar.

Changes to Training:

Update training on Life Support and Injection Technique needs to be completed every 3 years.

The DoC self declaration needs to be completed every 2 years.

If you are new to vaccination, then you need to complete a period of supervised vaccination clinical skills to deliver this service.

Below are links to training providers.

Alliance

Buttercups

NPA

Numark

Virtual Outcomes has excellent training material for all the pharmacy team together with resources such as checklists in preparation for the Flu Campaign. Click here for the link to Virtual Outcomes.

Patient Group Direction

The PGD is available to read HERE.  Please note that there is new information in the PGD relating to anticoagulants and bleeding disorders.

Flu Service Level Agreement

The SLA is available to read HERE.

For more information on the new NHSBSA digital submission process or to watch the NHS BSA video on the digital flu submission:

Click HERE

Community pharmacy contractors can claim payment monthly, via either the paper claim form or the webform provided by the NHS BSA (but not both). Claims will be accepted by the NHS BSA within six months of administration of the vaccination, in accordance with the usual Drug Tariff claims process. Later claims will not be processed.

The NHS BSA will send a unique url (link) to the webform to all community pharmacy premises shared NHSmail accounts on a monthly basis. If contractors use the webform for submitting their claims, they should ensure that they only make a single claim for each calendar month, as subsequent submissions for that claim month will not be accepted by the webform.