Half Day Immunisation Update for HCAs ONLY

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Half Day Immunisation Update for HCAs ONLY

Event Summary

This half day training programme is ideal for all HCAs who have already received introductory training in immunisations, but would like an update and a refresher in current guidelines.

Tuesday, 20 February
13:30 - 16:30
Zoom Online Event

Main Contact

Lead Team
This training course is accessible for wheelchair users.
If you have any communication or mobility needs that the event organisers need to be aware of please contact them in advance of the course to let them know.

Event Speakers & Trainers

Mrs Julia Judd
Mrs Julia Judd
Speaker & Trainer
Mrs Julia O'Mara
Mrs Julia O'Mara
Speaker & Trainer
This training will be run over Zoom. To participate you will need to install Zoom on your device, and ensure it is has a microphone, speaker, and camera. Please Note: Some trainers will no longer allow you to stay on the call if you do not have your camera operating.

Log into Zoom 13:15 session runs 13:30 to 16:30 

To participate you will need a device capable of running Zoom, that also has a microphone and speaker, a camera is beneficial but not essential.


Are you an HCA who has already received introductory training in immunisations, but would like an update and refresher in current guidelines? If so, this half day training programme is for you.

It is also an ideal opportunity to share good practice and ask for advice in a friendly and encouraging environment.


  • Current legislation for HCAs providing vaccinations
  • Revisit PSD/delegation/competency/documentation/anaphylaxis  
  • Vaccination update – Flu, Shingles and Pneumococcal vaccination
  • Refresh current vaccination programme: the vaccine/disease/stats
  • Vaccination – Knowledge and skills assessment quiz to include all elements of vaccine delivery by HCAs


Upon completion of the course the clinician will have an awareness of the roles and responsibilites associated with administration of immunisations.

With reference to the National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training of Healthcare Support Workers (2015) we realise that a course is not always necessary and that in-house training can be excellent, on page 8 it states: Annual updates must be provided. To include all necessary information, these updates should be a minimum of half a day.

Please note this session will NOT be recorded

Event Speakers & Trainers

Mrs Julia Judd
Mrs Julia Judd
Nurse Practitioner


  • RGN (Bsc)
  • NMP
  • PGCE

Julia qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1989 and has enjoyed a diverse career working in the emergency department and acute surgical wards before settling on a career in primary care. Since 1994 Julia has worked in General Practice, building her portfolio of skills to include practice nursing and management of long-term conditions. As her career developed, she later extended her role to become a nurse practitioner and independent prescriber, working in both leadership and acute care. Her work in a large inner-city practice in Portsmouth continued until spring of 2023 whereby Julia took the decision to retire from clinical practice and focus on  her educational role exclusively.

Julia remains passionate about nurse training and education, enjoying both the challenges and rewards that this brings. Her vision is to make education and learning fun, interactive, easy to understand and practical with realistic expectations for Primary Care.

Mrs Julia O'Mara
Mrs Julia O'Mara
Practice Nurse Educator

Julia O'Mara qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1989, and has experience in many fields of nursing and teaching. Julia has been working in Primary care in 1994 where she developed skills in practice nursing, long term conditions, first contact, history taking and assessment skills and independent nurse prescribing. Currently Julia has a leading role as The Nurse Advisor for Portsmouth City Clinical Commissioning Group. This role involves listening to the views of the nurses in the city and looking at ways to improve services and delivery of care. At a strategic level Julia manages and chairs the Professional Practice Nurse Forum, co-chairs the Non-Medical Prescriber's Forum and has an instrumental role in practice nurse education and development through TARGET

Price List



Price (Inc VAT)

All GPs and members of staff working within GP practices in the Wessex LMCs’ catchment area

This option is for everyone working in a Practice in the Wessex LMC catchment area that does not fit into one of the other options on offer.


Non Members

This is the cost if you are not working in a Practice in the Wessex LMCs catchment area. £140.00

Waiting List

Please be advised there are spaces available on this course unless it states otherwise. If a course is full you will be given the option to book on the waiting list. If you are on the waiting list and a place becomes available, you will be notified automatically you do NOT need to contact Wessex LMCs. 


All delegate fees are non-refundable, however, if it has been agreed that a refund is possible, it will be subject to an administration charge of £5 for fees of £100 or less, or £10 for fees more than £100.

Attendance Details

In certain circumstances, we will share details of attendance or non-attendance with the person who booked and/or funded this course for the delegate. If you have any objection to your attendance status being shared, please can you contact Louise Greenwood (Director of Education & Training, Wessex LMCs) at least 48 hours before the start of the training on louise.greenwood@wessexlmcs.org.uk

Pharmaceutical Sponsorship

This event may be sponsored by pharmaceutical company/ies having the opportunity for promotional product presentation at the start of the meeting. No pharmaceutical companies have been involved in the selection of speakers, agenda items, or any other matters relating to this training. Your name and Practice will be shared with the Rep but not your email address


Further Dates

No Further Dates.