Community Pharmacy Flu Vaccination Advanced Service 15/16 Announced
As you may be aware, PSNC recently announced the commissioning of a flu vaccination advanced service.
PSNC has reached agreement with the NHS on a community pharmacy funding settlement worth £2.8 billion for the 2015/16 financial year. The agreement sees the introduction of a new Advanced Service – a flu vaccination service – along with some changes to the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF).
Detailed information, including a series of PSNC Briefings which have been written to help contractors to understand the agreement, new service and changes to the CPCF, are available at: dld.bz/dM3j5
Please see here a detailed briefing with FAQs that we highly recommend you read: PSNC Briefing – Community Pharmacy Flu Vaccination Advanced Service 2015-16
In order to support you to provide this important service CPNY has negotiated exclusive vaccination training events at a discounted rate and these will be available via two modes of delivery:
Delivery Mode 1
All day training – Practical and theory in one session
Delivery Mode 2
Evening training – Practical and theory online
Both modules cover the theory and practical skills required for immunisation, basic life support, recognition and management of anaphylaxis, and administration of vaccines via both intra-muscular and sub-cutaneous routes. They will equip pharmacists with the knowledge and skills required to provide a flu vaccination service, either as a private service, or as an NHS-commissioned service.
Pharmacists signing up for this training will be provided with a private patient group direction (PGD) for flu vaccine.
To sign up to these training events please visit: https://www.sonarinformatics.com/sonar123/save.aspx
For online refresher courses please visit: https://www.sonarinformatics.com/