Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 24th July
Date sent: Friday 24 July 2015
Sent to all Somerset GPs Practice Managers and Lead Nurses This and previous editions of the update can be found here
- Somerset LMC Special Edition Newsletter Issue 198-Outcome Based Commissioning
- Pharmacists delivering flu vaccines
- Vaccine Update July 2015
- Somerset Domestic Abuse Newsletter- Issue 6
Special Edition Newsletter Outcome Based Commissioning
This edition is available on the website and is also attached, it will be distributed as a hard copy next week
Pharmacists delivering flu vaccines Practices will be aware that It has been announced that from September 2015, adult at-risk patients will be able to access seasonal flu vaccinations in participating community pharmacies. Pharmacy staff will be expected to identify eligible patients and encourage them to be vaccinated. There will be a payment of £7.64 per vaccination administered, with an additional £1.50 payment in recognition of costs incurred such as training, revalidation and disposal of clinical waste.
The GPC will request that the fee for this service for GPs is now reviewed given that pharmacists do not have responsibilities for record keeping or call/recall procedures that GPs have.
More information about this is available on the BMA website via the following link:
TEL: 01823 331428
Attached file: Special-Edition-newsletter-July-final.pdf