Immunisation and Vaccination Annual Update Training

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Covid Vaccination Training

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Immunisation and Vaccination Training (Imms & Vaccs)

Please note this training will be on virtually on MS Teams.

The Immunisation and Vaccination Update provides an annual update of current practice in relation to the immunisation schedules in primary care using PHE information.

This course is not suitable as a foundation training and is only an update and does not cover anaphylaxis or basic life support. This must be completed separately.

This course is for Clinical Experienced Vaccinators, those who have already been vaccinating and does not include non-clinical Covid only Vaccinators.

Infuenza Updates

Flu vaccinations for primary care contractors and frontline staff The Enhanced Service Specification for Seasonal influenza vaccination programme 2021/22 has now been published. The BMA GPC have been able to secure agreement with NHSE/I to the inclusion of all frontline practice staff in the Enhanced Service. All practice staff with patient contact, including both medical and administrative staff, will now be eligible to receive a flu vaccination from their employing practice or the practice at which they are registered as a patient, and practices will receive an item of service fee for their provision. However, we would advise for practice staff to go to their own GP Practice to have their vaccination as patients should not be registered as INT (Immediately Necessary Treatment) due to contractual regulations. We are still querying this nationally. As in previous years, locum GPs will also continue to be eligible for a free vaccination. The provision of flu vaccination to all target groups will, therefore, be covered under CNSGP. NHSE/I has also published guidance on the process for recording flu vaccinations administered to patients not registered with a practice.

Flu guidance: National Flu protocol

Additional flu vaccine to support delivery of the seasonal flu vaccination programme

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has secured additional flu vaccine to support delivery of this year’s seasonal flu vaccination programme. This is a temporary measure to support reaching the uptake ambitions for this year’s expanded flu programme, with additional supply being deployed to areas where it is most needed to maximise uptake and top up local supplies where they run low.

Providers and local commissioners should ensure stock is prioritised to where it is needed most, in eligible cohorts where uptake is lower. DHSC has published guidance for General Practices and Community Pharmacies on how to access the stock and what vaccines are available.

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Immunisation and Vaccination Training

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Immunisation and Vaccination Annual Update Training

The Immunisation and Vaccination Update provides an annual update of current practice in relation to the immunisation schedules in primary care using PHE information.

This course is not suitable as a foundation training and is only an update and does not cover anaphylaxis or basic life support. This must be completed separately.

This course is for Clinical Experienced Vaccinators, those who have already been vaccinating and does not include non-clinical Covid only Vaccinators.

Various dates available!

Click below to view our calendar and book your place.

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eLearning

Each of the below E-Learning for Health Modules need to be completed prior to completing the Introduction to Immunisation and Vaccinations (Foundation)

Below is a list of apprenticeships most commonly used in Primary Care:

  • Level 2 And 3 Customer Service (HEE carried out a procurement exercise for the level 2 customer service which is bespoke to NHS and includes elements from level 2 business admin – Primary Care can use this) 
  • Level 3 Business Admin 
  • Level 3 Team Leader 
  • Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager 
  • Level 6 Charter Manager 
  • Level 7 Senior Leader 
  • Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker 
  • Level 3 Senior Health care support Worker 
  • Level 5 Nursing Associate 
  • Level 5 Assistant Practitioner 
  • Level 6 Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship 
  • Level 7 Advanced Clinical Practice 
  • Level 3 Pharmacy Technician 

There are other apprenticeships available such as HR, IT/Digital, and Procurement.  

An apprenticeship will require the apprentice to achieve specific new knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs). These KSBs are outlined in the Apprenticeship Standard. All Apprenticeship Standards can be found here.

Expressions of interests for apprenticeships are now encouraged to be made at any time. Due to varying stages of practices and/or candidates, we feel this will be a more helpful approach.

Anyone who is interested in an apprenticeship (for themselves, current member of staff or to recruit for an apprenticeship position) please complete our Expression of Interest form.

These sessions are suitable for any person who is responsible for apprenticeships, or who manages, supports, or works with apprentices.

More information and to book here: Apprenticeships Information Webinars Flyer

Health Education England are delighted to announce funding to support the training of pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians (PTPTs) as part of either a cross sector integrated programme or single sector training within community pharmacy. HEE are looking to work with employers to support their development of pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeships nationally across England.

For more information and resources National training offers for pharmacy professionals | Health Education England (hee.nhs.uk)

HEE Talent for Care Team is funding access to Online Learning and Online Remote Exams in Functional Skills Level 1 and Level 2 in English, Maths and ICT.  Available to all Primary Care staff and funded for a limited time. See flyer for further details. 

Functional Skills L&SC Flyer

National Apprenticeship Week 2022 will take place from 7 to 13 February. For more information visit the NHS Employers webpage via this link

Resources

Useful Information and Documentation

All Things Immunisations

Information for immunisation practitioners and other health professionals – Follow this link

National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners

Click here to view this document

Immunisation training of Healthcare Support Workers: national minimum standards and core curriculum

The minimum standards of training for healthcare support workers (HCSWs) to administer influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations to adults Follow this link

Vaccine update

Collection of Vaccination newsletters for health professionals and immunisation practitioners.       Follow this link 

Patient Group Directions (PGD's)

Up to date PGD’s Follow this link

Green Book

Follow this link for the Green Book (Nov 2021)

Immunisation Query Algoritham

Immunisation information for Health Care Services within Lancashire and South Cumbria. Follow this link

Campaign Resource Centre

The Public Health England Campaign Resource Centre has everything you need to deliver our award-winning marketing campaigns on a local level. Follow this link

Health Publications

Here you can order a number of publications quickly and easily. Copies of most printed publications can be ordered online via this portal

Vaccination of individuals with uncertain or incomplete immunisation status

The Routine Immunisation Schedule

Immunisation Knowledge and Skills Competence Assessment Tool

Vaccinations in Numbers

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