Guidance

Vaccs / Childhood Imms / Flu
Flu Programme 2024/25
Last Reviewed Date
01/07/2024

Please note, this webpage is a working document that we will update if and when further advice and guidance is published. It is recommended that you check back from time to time to ensure you have the most up to date copy.

Vaccs / Childhood Imms / Flu
Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR)
Last Reviewed Date
21/06/2024

On 31 October 2023, NHS England National Medical Director and UKHSA Chief Medical Advisor wrote to healthcare system leaders to alert them to the risk of a measles resurgence in England, due to sub-optimal uptake of the Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine and cases linked to overseas travel.

Vaccs / Childhood Imms / Flu
Covid-19 – Vaccination Programme
Last Reviewed Date
13/06/2024

The BMA have produced guidance on the Covid-19 vaccine programme that can be seen here.

Contract/PMS/GMS/APMS
| National Policies / Procedures
| Vaccs / Childhood Imms / Flu
Vaccs / Childhood Imms / Flu
Porcine Gelatine in Vaccines
Last Reviewed Date
13/12/2023

The issue of acceptability of vaccines containing porcine gelatine was revisited during the 2013/14 flu season when the childhood flu immunisation programme and the use of Fluenz, which contains porcine gelatine as a stabiliser, was first rolled out.

Prescribing
| Vaccs / Childhood Imms / Flu

The Medicines Act 1968 does not permit nurses who are not qualified prescribers to administer or supply prescription only medicines (POMs) unless one of three types of instruction are in place

Prescribing
| Vaccs / Childhood Imms / Flu
HPV Vaccination
Last Reviewed Date
08/12/2023

All girls aged 12 to 13 are offered HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccination as part of the NHS childhood vaccination programme. The vaccine protects against cervical cancer. It’s usually given to girls in year eight at schools in England.

Mental Health / Learning Disabilities / Carers
| Prescribing
| Vaccs / Childhood Imms / Flu
Hepatitis B and Occupational Health
Last Reviewed Date
08/12/2023

This is a complex area and one that keep cropping up. If in doubt after reading this then please contact the office.

Vaccs / Childhood Imms / Flu
HCA Training Standards
Last Reviewed Date
08/12/2023

We have received a number of queries from practices where HCAs have been informed they must have an NVQ level 3 or equivalent qualification to enable them to be able to give flu vaccinations.

Education
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Flu Educational Podcasts and Videos
Last Reviewed Date
08/12/2023

Educational podcasts and videos focusing on flu.

Don’t forget to log your learning points & reflections as part of your CPD. CQC are particularly keen to see any evidence of your learning and how you apply it.