With demands on the NHS system at an all-time high, the opportunity to demonstrate how our network of Community Pharmacies can be part of the solution to the current NHS challenges, has never been greater.
The introduction of the NHS seasonal Flu Vaccination Service as a nationally recognised service within the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework was a great example of showcasing what community pharmacies can deliver and how they can contribute towards achievement of NHS targets. With nearly 600,000 influenza vaccinations delivered during 2015 / 16 and nearly a quarter of that number delivered in just over a three week period during 2016/17 campaign, community pharmacies have shown they can reach those clinically at risk of suffering from flu and hence provide preventative measures to protect individuals and communities. With Community Pharmacy providing convenience, accessibility and a relaxed environment, patients have welcomed the opportunity to receive their vaccination in a community pharmacy.
The Buttercups Annual Refresher Flu Vaccination Training is designed for pharmacists who have completed their face to face training for injection technique, anaphylaxis and basic life support within the last 12 months and now require annual update training as recommended by the National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training.
How will this course benefit me?
The Annual Refresher Flu Vaccination Training has been developed to refresh your knowledge so you can deliver the NHS Flu Vaccination Service, the training aims to:
- Ensure that you are up to date with any changes in relation to vaccinations enabling you to give the right information and advice to patients
- Refresh your knowledge of vaccination technique, anaphylaxis and administration of Basic Life Support
- Help you prepare to deliver the service
In line with national minimum standards and core curriculum for immunisation training, the course has been designed to deliver the following components
Up to date information regarding NHS Flu Vaccination PGD and service specification for England and Wales to support you to deliver the seasonal Flu service
Online assessment following completion of online programme.
Certification of course completion will be issued once the course is completed.