Services Database London Pharmacy Immunisation Service 2015-16 (Across the London Area – 13 LPCs Involved)
Please note this service is commissioned across London by the London Area Team. Therefore, the following LPCs have the same vaccination service in their areas:
- Barnet, Enfield & Haringey LPC
- Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich LPC
- Brent and Harrow LPC
- Camden and Islington LPC
- City and Hackney LPC
- Croydon LPC
- Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow LPC
- Hillingdon LPC
- Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster LPC
- Kingston, Richmond and Twickenham LPC
- Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham LPC
- North East London LPC
- Sutton, Merton and Wandsworth LPC
The service has only been added onto the Services Database under this entry to avoid duplication.
Please note, this service also allows pharmacists to provide the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination.
As a result, from 1st September 2015 the London Pharmacy Immunisation Service will involve the administration of seasonal flu (inactivated) and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines.
The seasonal flu vaccine will be delivered to a wider range of cohorts of patients who are not covered by the national Advanced Service; however, the service will also cover the national service cohorts in the event of a delayed start to the national service – just until the national service does start.
Location of service
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey LPC
Method of commissioning
Source of funding
Seasonal influenza vaccination
Other organisations involved
Start date: 01/09/2015
End date: 31/03/2016
To be eligible to participate in the NHS England London Region Pharmacy Immunisation service 2015/16, ALL pharmacists must have completed the FOUR steps of the DoC for Vaccinations, including downloading and signing the certificate.
As part of the DoC, pharmacists will be required to complete and pass CPPE e-assessment on immunisations. The Part 1 assessment covers vaccination procedures, vaccine storage and anaphylaxis management as well as administration of inactivated influenza vaccine. Successful completion of this Part 1 is mandatory to provide the service from the 1st September 2015.
Training must meet the National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training and the accompanying Core Curriculum. It must provide pharmacists with the skills necessary for administering all of the vaccines set out in Schedule 1b.
Pharmacists should have completed and passed a recognised Basic Life Support (BLS) training course, for both adults and children from 2 years of age, in the past 12 months, or an approved alternative update training (BLS training must be updated every 3 years); this update can be face to face or via e-learning.
Pharmacist should have signed authorised copies of the NHS England Patient Group Direction for the Administration of the 2015/16 included Vaccines by Community Pharmacists. This includes the Core PGD and each vaccine specific PGD.
Pharmacists should maintain clinical knowledge appropriate to their practice by attending relevant study days, courses and making themselves aware of appropriate literature.