Flu Vaccination – service spec and PGD

Flu Vaccination – service spec and PGD

Service specification

The service specification for the flu vaccination Advanced Service describes the requirements for provision of the service:

Service specification for the flu vaccination Advanced Service 2017/18

PSNC Service guidance 2017/18

The service specification should be read alongside PSNC’s detailed guidance on the service:

PSNC Briefing 055/17: Guidance on the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Advanced Service 2017/18 (August 2017)

Secretary of State Directions

The Directions provide the legal basis for the provision of Advanced Services. Amendments to the Pharmaceutical Services (Advanced and Enhanced Services) (England) Directions 2013 were made and signed on 29th August 2017.

The Pharmaceutical Services (Advanced and Enhanced Services) (England) (Amendment) Directions 2017

PSNC has produced a consolidation of the Secretary of State’s Directions to the end of August 2017.

Patient Group Direction (PGD)

The national Patient Group Direction (PGD) provides the legal mechanism for administration of flu vaccination under the service; it should not be used for any other purpose. This PGD has been formally authorised by NHS England as the commissioner of the Advanced Service.

The authorisation is limited to those patient groups defined in Annex A of the service specification (see above) and who are over 18 years of age.

Flu vaccination service national Patient Group Direction 2017/18

Enquiries regarding the use of this PGD may be directed to ENGLAND.communitypharmacy@nhs.net


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