Guidance

Vaccs / Childhood Imms / Flu
Flu Programme 2024/25
Last Reviewed Date
27/03/2024

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
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
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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
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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
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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.

Vaccs / Childhood Imms / Flu
Covid-19 – Vaccination Programme
Last Reviewed Date
07/12/2023

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

Emergency Planning
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Business Continuity Plans
Last Reviewed Date
07/12/2023

NHS bodies are required to have Business Continuity Plans to cover contingencies such as flood, fire, national disaster, flu pandemics etc.

Vaccs / Childhood Imms / Flu

The only instances where vaccination and immunisation is required in respect of the diseases listed below, to persons who do not intend to travel abroad, are set out in The General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements (Amendment No.5) Directions 2022