PSNC Briefing 046/18: Flu vaccination: The benefits of a community pharmacy service (August 2018)

PSNC Briefing 046/18: Flu vaccination: The benefits of a community pharmacy service (August 2018)

Please note, this Briefing is now out of date and has been replaced by PSNC Briefing 036/19: Flu vaccination: The benefits of a community pharmacy service (September 2019).

This is the fourth 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.

PSNC Briefing 046/18: Flu vaccination: The benefits of a community pharmacy service

The document can be used in addition to PSNC Briefing 047/18: Flu vaccination: Responsive lines for LPCs.

If you have any queries on this PSNC Briefing or you require more information, please contact the PSNC Services Team.

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