PSNC support for the Flu Vaccination Service 2017/18


PSNC support for the Flu Vaccination Service 2017/18

August 7, 2017

Although the Directions, service specification and Patient Group Direction for the Flu Vaccination Service 2017/18 have not yet been published, the service will remain very similar to the service commissioned in 2016/17.

PSNC is keen to provide support to community pharmacy contractors ahead of the start of the service, planned for 1st September 2017, therefore Rosie Taylor, Head of Service Development at PSNC, has recorded a presentation which provides information on the requirements of the Flu Vaccination Service 2017/18 as well as providing tips on the practical delivery of the service (see below).

In addition, the following Briefings have been published:

The flu hub on the PSNC website ( has been updated, which includes an extensive list of frequently asked questions about the service. Other PSNC flu resources are currently being updated and will be published over the coming weeks ahead of the launch of the service. Links to documents from other organisations such as NHS England and the NHS Business Services Authority will be added as and when these become available.

Contractors are encouraged, if not already done so, to sign up to PSNC e-newsletters at  to ensure they are notified when the service documents are published by NHS England and the Secretary of State Directions are amended, which will provide the green light for the service to be provided from 1st September 2017, as well as the publication of other resources from PSNC.

Flu Vaccination Service video


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