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Business Continuity Plans

NHS bodies are required to have Business Continuity Plans to cover contingencies such as flood, fire, national disaster, flu pandemics etc. The LMC strongly recommends (whether or not you are an NHS body) that you should have a plan and we have created the following template that you may wish...

Flu 2022/23

The NHS Influenza Immunisation Programme 2022 to 2023 Flu Vaccination Top Tips 2022 / 2023 Flu Vaccines 2022 to 2023 season Flu Vaccines 2022 to 2023 season Flu 2022 / 2023 Lunch & Learn Package Press release: Over 50s to be offered COVID-19 booster and flu jab this autumn Flu -...

HCA Training Standards

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. This we believe is based on the HCSW Training Standards document 2015 which is attached for information...

Hepatitis B and Occupational Health

This is a complex area and one that keep cropping up. If in doubt after reading this then please contact the office. 1. Is there a requirement under the Regulations to prescribe and administer Hepatitis B vaccination for occupational health purposes? The Regulations requires GPs to manage...

HPV Vaccination

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. According to Cancer Research UK, cervical cancer is the...

Immunisations - Audio & Video Webinars and Recorded Webinars

You can record your reflections on this form or via your learning diary here: https://www.fourteenfish.com/about/learningdiary . CQC is particularly keen to see any evidence of your watching/listening and how you apply it. A Quick Guide To Routine Immunisations Presented by Joanna Lowry RN...

Patient Specific Directions (PSDs) and Patient Group Directions (PGDs)

Patient Specific Directions (PSDs) 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 signed prescription signed Patient Specific Direction...

Porcine Gelatine in Vaccines

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. PHE made contact with a range of faith...

Third Party Training & Events - The Nursing Team

The below training links may be of interest for the nursing team. Please do not contact Wessex LMCs about these training events & programmes. These are just being advertised here for your information. Please follow the blue links for information and contact details​​. Asthma & COPD...

Travel Vaccinations - FAQs

Funding & charging for vaccines There was a change to the funding arrangements for vaccination and immunisations in the contract changes 20/21. Vaccinations and immunisation became an essential service rather than an additional service All practices are expected to offer all routine, pre and...

Vaccines and Immunisations - Guidance for Practices

Page Contents Vaccinations and Immunisation Programme Vaccs & Imms Indicators in QOF GP Collections Timetable Immunisation Schedules Public Health Contacts for Imms and Screening SCID, BCG and Rotavirus Patient Group Directions HPV Vaccination Guidance for Healthcare...