Flu Vaccination Service 2018/19: PSNC negotiates fee uplift and improvements


Flu Vaccination Service 2018/19: PSNC negotiates fee uplift and improvements

August 21, 2018

PSNC has worked with NHS England to agree some key improvements to the community pharmacy Flu Vaccination Service for 2018/19, including an uplift to fees.

The changes include:

  • The fee for the service will increase to £7.98 per administered dose plus an additional fee of £1.50 per vaccination, making the total payment £9.48.
  • Contractors can now administer vaccinations in patients’ homes.
  • Pharmacists need only undertake face-to-face training for the service every three years (this is an extension from the previous requirement for training every two years).
  • The requirement for contractors to register to offer the service with NHS BSA has been removed.
  • Payment claims from pharmacies can now be made electronically.

The changes are contained within the service specification and the Patient Group Direction, which have been published today. Further details of the changes are available in PSNC Briefing 041/18 – Changes to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Advanced Service 2018/19.

The service is due to commence on 1st September 2018, subject to amendments to the Secretary of State Directions being made by the Department of Health and Social Care. PSNC will notify contractors when the amendments have been made and the date they can commence provision of the service.

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PSNC guidance and webinar
Following publication of the service specification and PGD, PSNC has published detailed guidance on the service and has rescheduled the postponed flu webinar.

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

Click here to register for the rescheduled flu webinar on Tuesday 21st August at 7pm
Please note, if you registered for the webinar which was postponed on 15th August, you should receive an email confirming the new date and time and your registration will still be valid, you shouldn’t need to sign up again.

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