National clinical audit 2018/19: three weeks left to complete data collection

National clinical audit 2018/19: three weeks left to complete data collection

November 23, 2018

NHS England published the paperwork for the 2018/19 national community pharmacy clinical audit on 24th October; this must be completed by all pharmacy contractors.

The focus of the audit is the provision of advice to people with diabetes on the importance of them receiving an annual seasonal influenza vaccination. The audit has been timed to take place during the flu vaccination season, so that people with diabetes can be encouraged to be vaccinated and where they have not yet been vaccinated and the pharmacy offers the NHS Flu Vaccination Service, they can be offered a vaccination at the pharmacy.

The audit will generally need to be conducted over a one-week period, selected by the pharmacy contractor, but with data collection completed by 16th December 2018. The audit data then needs to be submitted to NHS England’s web-based portal by midnight on 30th December 2018.

Steps for contractors to follow

1. Choose a week when you will commence the data collection
(this must conclude by 16th December 2018);

2. Download copies of the audit paperwork;

3. Follow the instructions in the audit guidance; and

4. Submit your collated audit data to NHS England using the web-based form
(this must be submitted by midnight on 30th December 2018).

This PSNC guide explains how to submit your audit data to NHS England.

To find out more, please visit our dedicated webpage.

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