Flu vaccination training requirements for 2021/22, local training and PharmOutcomes Seasonal Influenza support update

The usual training requirements for pharmacists providing the national community pharmacy Flu Vaccination Service are being reinstated for the 2021/22 season. This has been confirmed to PSNC by NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) and Public Health England.

This means that pharmacists due to undertake their refresher face-to-face training for both injection technique and basic life support should do so this year. NHSE&I previously agreed to defer vaccination training for those pharmacists who had already completed it as part of the measures to support pharmacy operations during the pandemic.

Learn more about Flu Vaccination Service training requirements for 2021/22

More information about local training organised by the LPC can be found on our Flu page on the link below.

PharmOutcomes Seasonal Influenza support update June:
The Seasonal Influenza vaccination service for the 2021/22 campaign offers the same functionality as last years’ service with the additional benefit of a pharmacy flu template that can be partially completed ahead of patient attendance. This feature is in addition to the popular pre-consult function that was introduced and widely used to support the 2020/21 ‘flu season.

Features to support this year’s campaign include interoperability with:

  • The Personal Demographic Service(PDS) confirming correct patient details and GP practice,
  • The Summary Care Record via SCR 1-click,
  • The NHS BSA, automating the claim process to MYS
  • Transfer of vaccine information to the patients GP with notification to the GP sending as a FHIR/MESH message. This message is SNOMED coded allowing vaccine information to pass directly into the GP practice system negating the need to monitor nhs.net in boxes. This will apply to TPP and EMIS web practices but we continue to work closely with NHSD to improve this information transfer.
  • Template to support partial completion and save ahead of patient attendance.

Please click here to read the full PharmOutcomes support update for more information.

For more info on Flu and local training, please click here to visit our Flu page.