Flu Vaccination Service 2018/19
Flu vaccinations for 2018 and planning flu clinics – joint letter from NHS England, British Medical Association and Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee
For full details of the flu vaccination service visit PSNC website flu page
The National Flu Immunisation Programme 2018/19 – letter no 1
Notify NHS England of intention to provide the Flu Vaccination Service
Community pharmacy contractors are now able to notify NHS England of their intention to begin providing the Flu Vaccination Service, which will commence on 1st September 2018, by completing the notification form available on the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) website.
This must be done annually therefore even if a contractor provided the service in 2017/18 they must complete this sign-up process again.
Contractors need to complete this form for all their pharmacies from which the Flu Vaccination Service will be offered.
If the form is not completed before provision of the service, claims for payment will not be accepted by the NHS BSA.
The electronic form on the NHS BSA website asks for the Pharmacy Organisation Code; this is the ODS or F code for the pharmacy that is used on the end of month submission to the Pricing Authority. If the form is incorrectly completed it may result in a delay in payment for the service.
November 2018: Joint statement letter from Lancashire and Cumbria LMC, Community Pharmacy Cumbria and Community Pharmacy Lancashire (CPL)
This letter has been developed by the Lancashire and Cumbria LMCs and the corresponding Cumbria & Lancashire LPCs to support co-operation between all GP practices and community pharmacies in the challenges of the 2018-19 season for vaccinating those aged 65 years and over due to phased deliveries of flu vaccinations by the supplier
Training requirements for the national Flu Vaccination Service 2018/19
Information on training can be found on the Flu Vaccination – training requirements and resources page on the PSNC website.
Community Pharmacy Flu – YouTube video
Local community pharmacist talks about the flu scheme. Watch the video below