PSNC Briefing 064/17: Flu vaccination: The benefits of a community pharmacy service (August 2017)

PSNC Briefing 064/17: Flu vaccination: The benefits of a community pharmacy service (August 2017)

This is the third year that NHS England has commissioned a national community pharmacy Flu Vaccination Advanced Service, meaning all pharmacies in England can offer an NHS vaccine to eligible patients aged 18 or over, subject to meeting certain requirements. Before the launch of the nationally commissioned service, community pharmacies had been offering flu vaccinations to patients, both NHS funded and privately, for a number of years.

This briefing sets out the evidence we have for community pharmacy flu vaccination services, showing that they can effectively augment the vaccination service provided by GP practices. Pharmacies and LPCs may wish to use some of the information and statistics to help promote the national Flu Vaccination Service to patients and local stakeholders.

It may also be useful to LPCs who are experiencing negativity from local doctors or Local Medical Committees (LMCs) about the recommissioning of the Flu Vaccination Service.

The document can be used in addition to PSNC Briefing 063/17: Flu vaccination: Responsive lines for LPCs.

PSNC Briefing 064/17: Flu vaccination The benefits of a community pharmacy service

If you have any queries on this PSNC Briefing or you require more information, please contact Zainab Al-Kharsan, Service Development Pharmacist.

To browse other PSNC briefings on services and commissioning click here.



Latest Services and Commissioning news

View more Services and Commissioning news >