Childhood Immunisation & Vaccination - useful documents
Update on vaccination and immunisation changes for 2021/22
NHSE/I has published a letter confirming the changes to the provision of routine vaccination and immunisation (V&I) in general practice from 1 April 2021, which includes:
- The provision of V&I services becoming an essential service for all routine NHS-funded vaccinations with the exception of childhood and adult seasonal influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations.
- The introduction of five core contractual standards to underpin the delivery of immunisation services.
- A single item of service fee for all doses delivered in vaccination programmes funded through the GMS contract, including where additional doses are required to meet clinical need and where children are vaccinated outside the routine schedule.
- The Childhood Immunisation Target DES will be retired on 31 March 2021 and a new V&I domain in the Quality and Outcomes Framework introduced for 2021/22.
The two attachments below have been sent in by Julie Annakin who led the 2-day immunisation course recently put on by the SGPET for Practice Nurses. The Competency Check could be very helpful for many nurses who run Child Immunisation Clinics and are there to help you understand what you might need to find out as well as confirming what you already know.
The Myth Busting document is also very helpful.