Services Database Community Pharmacy Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) Staff Influenza Vaccination Service 2016-17 (7 LPCs Involved)
Please note this service is commissioned across the Yorkshire and Humber area. Therefore, the following LPCs have the same influenza vaccination service in their areas:
- Barnsley LPC;
- Doncaster LPC;
- Humber LPC;
- North Yorkshire LPC;
- Rotherham LPC;
- Sheffield LPC; and
- West Yorkshire LPC.
The service has only been added onto the Services Database under this entry to avoid duplication.
The purpose of the YAS Flu Service is to increase access and uptake of flu vaccination in YAS staff. All YAS staff (including Community First Responders) are eligible for free flu vaccination under this service. The service is for the community pharmacist to administer a flu vaccination, where appropriate, to YAS staff and volunteers.
The vaccination will be administered under the authority of a Patient Group Direction (PGD) which has been provided by the community pharmacy contractor (the NHS Advanced Flu PGD cannot be used to vaccinate YAS staff).
Please note, this service has now finished.
Location of service
Other: Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Method of commissioning
Source of funding
Seasonal influenza vaccination
Other organisations involved
Start date: 01/09/2016
End date: 31/12/2016
Pharmacists carrying out the vaccinations must be trained in-line with the requirements of the NHS Advanced Flu Service. Pharmacists must complete the training as specified within the PGD. This should, as a minimum, meet the requirements of the NHS Advanced Flu Service; face-to-face training (including injection technique and basic life support) at least every two years.