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August 28, 2018 News0

A new Flu Vaccination training module has been published by Virtual Outcomes, including information about the 2018 service changes.

The module addresses the following questions, amongst others:

1.     Download the invaluable Get Ready for Flu checklist

2.    Are  you aware of the differences between the two vaccines and who requires which one?

3.    Do you know the signs and symptoms of flu?

4.    Can you identify the ‘at risk’ patients?

5.    How do you maximise the service this year?

To access the training module, please sign in with your pharmacy’s F-number HERE.

You can also access the podcast version HERE.

Here’s a short video trailer of this training module:

NHS Flu Trailer from Richard on Vimeo.

 


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August 24, 2018 News0

While the UK is still enjoying above average temperatures this August, it’s hard to imagine that Flu Season is around the corner in just a few short months.

There have been some changes to the Flu Vaccination Service this year, as outlined in this recent PSNC communication:
Changes-to-the-Seasonal-Influenza-Vaccination-Advanced-Service-2018-19.pdf

For more detailed guidelines on Flu Vaccination, please refer to this document:
PSNC-Briefing-042.18-Guidance-on-the-Seasonal-Influenza-Vaccination-Advanced-Service-2018-19.pdf

If you missed the webinar on the 21st August (originally scheduled for August 15th), you can still watch the recorded broadcast. Please note you have to register to access this recording, if you haven’t already:
Flu Vaccination Advanced Service Webinar 

Remember that all these links and other useful resources are accessible on the updated Flu tab of the LPC website for future reference.


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August 7, 2018 News0

Guidance for pharmacy contractors and general practices on providing the 2018/19 flu vaccination service has been issued by NHS England, with support from PSNC and the British Medical Association (BMA). The guidance sets out key information required to provide the 2018/19 flu vaccination service, including prioritising patients for vaccination and how to address common patient queries regarding the service.

You can find the original PSNC newsletter about this topic here.

PSNC is also holding a webinar for pharmacy teams on Wednesday 15th August at 7.30pm.

On the night Alastair Buxton, Director of NHS Services at PSNC, will explain how the Flu Vaccination Advanced Service will differ for 2018/19, highlighting some important changes community pharmacy teams need to be aware of. We will also hear from Ben Tindale, Digitisation Lead for NHS Prescription Services, who will describe the new digital submission process for flu vaccination payment claims.

You can register for the webinar here.


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