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 2018/19

PSNC service guidance 2018/19

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

PSNC Briefing 042/18: Guidance on the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Advanced Service 2018/19

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 31st August 2018.

The Pharmaceutical Services (Advanced and Enhanced Services) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Directions 2018

These Directions have been amended a number of times since publication. The amendment Directions are printed in the Drug Tariff. PSNC has created a document which consolidates the 2013 Directions and subsequent amendments.

Advanced and Enhanced Directions consolidation to 1st September 2018

Patient Group Direction (PGD)

The national 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 2018/19

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

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions relating to service documents can be found on the Flu Vaccination FAQs page.

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