Essential Eight Point Guide to Providing the NHS Advanced Flu Vaccination Service 2018/19
Please make sure you are familiar with the attached Community Pharmacy Surrey & Sussex guidance
It contains some important updates for the Surrey & Sussex area.
Failure to adhere to this guidance may result in non-payment of claims
For pharmacy multiples/chains you may wish to liaise with company managers/head office
It also includes Managing Demand during the NHS Flu Vaccination Programme where we have worked closely with the Local Medical Committee to ensure the alignment of guidance being provided to Community Pharmacies and to GPs.
It also includes guidance around community pharmacies working together with GPs – please do familiarise yourself with this information given that this forthcoming flu vaccination season is certainly going to be more challenging than in previous years, not least because of the issues regarding the revised clinical recommendations; particularly the use of adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine (aTIV) (Fluad, Seqirus) being offered to all those aged 65 and over. This phased supply of vaccines (40% in September, 20% in October and 40% in November) could pose operational difficulties for both GP practices and community pharmacy.
Now more than ever, we would encourage consistency and co-operation between colleagues. Collaborative working, focussed around patient prioritisation, underpinned with professional integrity should be the main aim.
For further advice and support from the Community Pharmacy Surrey & Sussex Team, please email to: LPC@communitypharmacyss.co.uk
Or call our head office: 01372 417726