PSNC guidance and webinar on the national Flu Vaccination Service

PSNC guidance and webinar on the national Flu Vaccination Service

August 20, 2018

Following publication of the service specification and the Patient Group Direction (PGD) for the Flu Vaccination Advanced Service 2018/19, PSNC has published detailed guidance on the service and has rescheduled the postponed flu webinar.

PSNC Briefing 042/18: Guidance on the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Advanced Service 2018/19 should be read in conjunction with the service specification and PGD and explains what community pharmacy contractors need to do to offer the service. This includes how to confirm that their premises are appropriate, pharmacist training and Declaration of Competence requirements, data capture and sharing of information, vaccine storage, gaining patient consent, GP notification and claiming payments. A checklist is also included in the Briefing, which contractors can print out and work through to ensure they have everything they need in place to successfully provide the service.

Over the coming weeks, PSNC will publish more resources to help pharmacies to offer the service including factsheets, promotional resources, guidance etc. These will all be available via and contractors are advised to sign up to receive PSNC’s email newsletters at to ensure that they receive these as soon as possible.

Rescheduled flu webinar

PSNC has rescheduled the postponed webinar on the Flu Vaccination Service for Tuesday 21st August at 7pm.

On the night Alastair Buxton, Director of NHS Services at PSNC, will explain how the Flu Vaccination Advanced Service will differ for 2018/19, highlighting some important changes community pharmacy teams need to be aware of.

We will also hear from Ben Tindale, Digitisation Lead for NHS Prescription Services, who will describe the new digital submission process for flu vaccination claims.

A ‘must-watch’ for contractors and pharmacy team members who will be involved in the service, the webinar will also provide guidance on managing the vaccination of the 65 years and over group with Adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine (aTIV).

During the 60-minute webinar, there will be an opportunity for viewers to ask questions; so let us help you and your team #getreadyforflu by signing up here (if you registered for the webinar which was postponed on 15th August, you should receive an email confirming the new date and time and your registration will still be valid, you shouldn’t need to sign up again).

Unable to attend the webinar?
Don’t worry, you will be able to watch a recording on the PSNC website a few days after the event.

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