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Latest Flu guidance plus additional aTIV stock information

Dear Practice Manager You should have received the attached email from Paula McLachlan this morning. It contains all the latest advice from NHS England Public Health re this year's flu vaccines. We thought it worth resending in case any of you have not been included (if you have not received...

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION** MMR vaccination programme

Please see below important information from the Screening & Immunisation Team, Public Health England (South East): Dear Colleagues, I am writing to make you aware of a recent change in the Green Book in relation to the MMR vaccination programme. The current advice is: if a child is given a...

Can the practice charge patients who are not at risk for a flu vaccination?

No. The practice cannot charge any patient registered with the practice. You can refer the patient to another practice who can provide a private service. You can use your judgement and decide if it is in the patients interests to be vaccinated, and if it is you can provide the service in the...

Education Board December 2015

Education Board Membership, Course Withdrawals and DNAs, Level 2 Dementia Update, Kent & Medway GP Staff Training Team Review Update, Kent & Medway GP Staff Training Team Service Update, Resus Training following CQC Report, Phlebotomy training and the Care Certificate, Practice Manager/Practice...

Extension of NHS Seasonal Influenza Vaccination to include Social Care Workers Update 20th November 2017

Please see attached letter from NHS England following the announcement that in the 2017/18 flu season it will support the delivery of flu immunisation for social care workers that offer direct patient care. Health and social care staff, employed by a registered residential care/nursing home or...

Full LMC Newsletter August 2015

Flu (Housebound), Premises, Primary Care Infrastructure Fund, Premises/Business Rates, NHSPS Lease/Service Charge, Premises Cost Directions 2015, Collaborative Fees, Appraisal Standards, KPCA - Capita working with Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE), LARC, Buff Forms (Community Nurse...

Full LMC Newsletter February 2015

Flu (Housebound), Out of Area Registration, Local Authority Payments, LARC update, Primary Care Infrastructure Fund, GPC Report, Debate: Opportunities and Implications of the Five Year Forward View for general practice and the LMC, Quality First: Managing Workload to deliver safe patient care,...

Full LMC Newsletter June 2014

Appointment of Observers, Domiciliary Dentistry, Flu (Housebound), National Review of FHS (KPCA), Interpretation Services, PMS Reviews, MPIG Outliers, CQC, Courier Charges, Local Authority Payments, 2013/14 Statutory and Voluntary Levy Accounts, Co-Commissioning of Primary Care Services, Kent &...

Full LMC Newsletter October 2014

Domiciliary Dentistry, Flu (Housebound), National Review of FHS (KPCA), Interpretation Services, Contract Variations, Local Authority Payments, Friends & Family Test (FFT), LARC Update, APMS Contract, CQC, GPC Report - GPC News, Report from Sessional GP Meeting, Co-Commissioning of Primary Care...

Green Book

The Green Book has the latest information on vaccines and vaccination procedures, for vaccine preventable infectious diseases in the UK. Contents Revisions The Green Book Part 1: principles, practices and procedures Part 2: the diseases, vaccinations and vaccines Health professionals and...

Guidance and FAQs from national flu team on planning flu clinics

SENT ON BEHALF OF DAWN HOLLIS TO PRACTICE MANAGERS, IMMS LEADS, CCGs, LMCs Dear Colleagues, Please see message below from the national flu team, along with attached documents. The information attached provides some guidance and FAQs to help in planning the delivery of your flu vaccination...

Hepatitis B (Hep B) Advice, Guidance and Flowchart

The clinical benefits of hepatitis B immunisation are clear, but there is less clarity in the understanding of the regulations covering hepatitis B immunisation. This is manifested by some practices being pressurised by their Primary Care Organisations (PCOs) into giving hepatitis B...

Hepatitis B Vaccine Supplies

Please find attached a letter from PHE to local GPs, concerning arrangements for patients (excluding neonates) who need Hepatitis B vaccinations

In Touch - January 2016

Reflections from the Special LMC Conference-January 2016, Drs John Allingham, Zishan Syed, Amit Kumar & Caroline Rickard, Premises/CCG Estates Strategy, Merger Workshop, Latest Guidance on Zika Virus, Kent Primary Care Agency, Do you really need to make an Individual Funding Request (IFR)?,...

In Touch June 2015

LMC Conference - 21st-22nd May 2015, GP Staff Training Team, 'Quality first: managing workload to deliver safe patient care' - next steps, New Deal for General Practice-Jeremy Hunt, 19th June 2015, KPCA Re-directed Mail, GP IT Deployment Pro-ject Update, Capita selected by NHS England to become...

In Touch September 2014

Co-commissioning of primary care services, Immunising your front line staff, Healing your energy bills, A new Academic Primary Care Unit for Kent, Patricia Wilson, Professor of Primary & Community Care, GMS Contract Variations October 2014, Introduction to Practice Nursing Course, Learning...

Introduction of the Infanrix Hexa vaccination - November 2017

Dear Colleagues CQRS have confirmed that as indicator HEP003 is now paid within the Global sum of Childhood Immunisation Target payments, this indicator is no longer a payment mechanism on their system. As you are aware HEP002 and HEP003 were paid to practices at 2 x £9.80 upon the...

Making Connections Canterbury/Ashford August 2014

Mental Health Services Update, Primary Care Workforce Tutor, Workforce, IT Steering Group, Flu (Housebound), Five quids (£5 per patient for the over 75s), Re-organisation of CCGs, Anticoagulation, Mental Health Services (ASD), Out of Hours Procurement, Shared Care Guidelines, Out of Area...

Making Connections Canterbury/Ashford January 2015

Mental Health Care (ASD), Primary Care Workforce Tutor, Flu Vaccinations (Housebound), Shared Care Prescribing Agreement, Primary Care Strategy Update - Workforce, Workforce Planning Tool, Co-Commissioning, Five Year Forward View, Anticoagulation, Out of Area Registration, LARC, Mental Health...

Making Connections Canterbury/Ashford May 2015

GPwSI Accreditation, Housebound Flu Vaccinations Update, Pharmacists providing Housebound Flu vaccinations, Primary Care Strategy Update, Workforce, Workforce Tool, Multi-speciality Community Providers (MCPs), Enhanced Services Update, Diabetes, Aged 75 and over, Anti-Coagulation, Prescribing...

Making Connections Canterbury/Ashford September 2015

GPwSI Accreditation, Housebound Flu Vaccinations Update, Engagement Schemes, Workforce Tool Update, Co-Commissioning, Vanguard Update (Canterbury CCG), Community Education Provider Network (CEPN), Anti-Coagulation, Diabetes, SMS Services for Practices.

Making Connections in Thanet June 2015

Housebound Flu, Patient Identifiable Information, Collaborative Fees, 5 Year Forward View, Primary Care Strategy - Workforce, Co-commissioning, Enhanced Services Update, Unfunded Work, Mental Health Services Update, K&M GP Staff Training Team

Meningogoccal B for Infants FAQs

Dear colleagues Meningococcal B for infants FAQs NHS Employers have updated their vaccs and imms FAQs in relation to meningococcal B for infants to explain the eligible age cohort (2 - 13 months), as well as a catch-up cohort up to 2 years for children born on or after 1 May 2015. The FAQs...

Migrant Health Guide (Updated 2017)

This resource was was developed by the Travel and Migrant health team in London for primary care colleagues, with “advice and guidance on the health needs of migrant patients for healthcare practitioners". https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-entitlements-migrant-health-guide

NaTHNaC Advice & Guidance on Yellow Fever

http://www.nathnac.org/yf_centres/Yellow_Fever_Vaccination_Centre_Information.htm

National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training

HPA National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training

Patient Group Directions (PGDs)

Patient Group Directions (PGDs) provide a legal framework that allows some registered health professionals to supply and/or administer specified medicines to a pre-defined group of patients, without them having to see a prescriber (such as a doctor or nurse prescriber). Supplying and/or...

Patient Group Directions (PGDs) Updated April 2018

The GPC guidance Patient Group Directions and Patient Specific Directions in General Practice has been redrafted to clarify the position of PSDs, confirming that they do not necessarily have to be in written form, but can also be a verbal instruction. The new guidance is available on the BMA...

Shingles Immunisation

Routine vaccination for over 70s - SFE Catch up programme - Enhanced service From 1 September 2013, a shingles vaccination programme was introduced for patients aged 70, but not yet 71 [route cohort] as well as a catch-up programme for patients aged 78. As from 1 April 2015, patients aged 70...

Typhoid Vaccination

Worldwide, three types of typhoid vaccine are available: a polysaccharide vaccine; an oral, live, attenuated vaccine; and a whole-cell inactivated vaccine. Please see Chapter 33 of the Green Book for advice and guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/typhoid-the-green-book-chapter-33

Vaccination and Immunisation Advice: Flu vaccination programme & reimbursement Guidance 2020/21

Implementing the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation advice on vaccines in the NHS annual seasonal flu vaccination programme and reimbursement guidance for 2020/21

Vaccination and immunisation GMS guidance 2018/19 (May 2018)

The finalised vaccinations and immunisations GMS guidance is now live on the NHS Employers website , and a link to this guidance is also available on the BMA vaccs and imms page .