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Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 3rd August 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and Previous updates can be found here Great Escapes The latest Blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Children and Adult Safeguarding Audit Somerset LMC-GP "speed Dating recruitment event" with Somerset practices 17th October Planned responses to...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 18th May 2018

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here A cup of tea and biscuit needed, its a long one this week, we have tried to reduce and include as many links as possible Somerset GP Board Early Help Assessment Form again Vaccs and Imms Guidance 2018/19...

LMCs Buying Group Update on Seasonal Flu Vaccines 18/19

All Somerset Senior and Practice Managers Dear Colleagues Please find attached some guidance from the Buying Group in light of NHSE’s most recent letter. We have also added to the LMC website Kind Regards Jill Jill Hellens Executive Director Somerset LMC TEL: 01823 331428 Fax:01823...

Influenza Season 2017/18 - Use of Antiviral Medicines

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers Dear Colleagues The Chief Medical Officer and Chief Pharmaceutical Officer have issued advice on the prescribing and supply of antiviral medicines for the prevention and treatment of influenza. Data indicates an increase in influenza cases in the...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 29th September 2017

All Somerset GPs Practice Managers and Lead Nurses This and previous updates can be found here Chorizo on the Chin the latest blog from LMC Chairman Dr Nick Bray Catch up Flu Immunisation for School Age Children Developing the Workforce Somerset LMC/SGPET Study Day Taunton Racecourse...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 28 July 2017

Sent to all Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here GPC News 1 - 21 July 2017 Vaccine Update - Special Infanrix hexa edition 266 - July 2017 ????GPC Ballot of English Practices on Industrial Action - UPDATE ????GPC Ballot of English Practices on...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 18th November 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here General Practice in Somerset Great Place great potential Flu Immunisation Update Amended BMA Guidance on Firearms...

Somerset LMC Weekly update Friday 14th October 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here Apologies for war and peace this week! Gongs Galore! the latest LMC Chairmans Blog PMS Contract Focus on Funding and support for general practice Somerset Goes to...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 9th September 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be read here LARC Contract Advice for NHS General Practitioners on Military Veterans attending with concerns on use of Mefloquine Capita BMJ Careers Somerset LMC Members Benefits Package Letter...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 22nd April 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be found here General Practice Forward View Thyroxine (infertility patients) Sessional GPs e newsletter April Shingles PGD (now available) DEC Certificates BMA Event: End of life care 25th May Bristol Hypertension...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 26th February 2016

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers This and previous updates can be located here Health Protection Reports Effective support for children and families in Somerset GP Contract agreement 2016/17 GPC News February 2016 Online Portal-Supplies and Medical Records Pertussis in Pregnancy;...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 15 January 2016

Sent to all Somerset GPs, Practice Managers and Lead Nurses This and previous updates are available here Investing in Primary Care ES Antivirals Now Indicated for Treatment of Flu Well@Work - Baseline Health Questionnaires (BHQ's) Vaccine Update - Special Edition 2016 Investing in...

Somerset LMC weekly Update Friday 28 August 2015

Sent to all Somerset GPs, Lead Nurses and Practice Managers This and previous updates are available here Who is eligible for the 2015 to 2016 shingles vaccine ​​Vaccine Update Issue 231 (July/August) ​Focus on Subject Access Requests for insurance purposes - Updated...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 29th May 2015

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers Somerset LMC Studyday Report Coalition or Competition: General practice in a 24/7 society LMCs Conference Report Vaccine Update NHS Protect workshop:NHS Standards for frraud and security Pension Update for GPs, 9th June at The Canalside, Bridgwater -...

Weekly Update Friday 2nd April 2015

Prostap Annual Flu Immunisation plan 15/16 Men C Freshers Programme Vaccine Update special March edition Vaccination and Immunisation programme 2015/16 New Out of Ours Service From 1st July GP networks GPC Database GP Networks a Step by Step Guide Prostap Prostap DCS prefilled subcutaneous...

Vaccine Update Issue - 263 - May 2017 *See new Shingles poster & Flu resources

This month's edition contains features including: Iss ue 263 the Public Health England rabies team MenACWY coverage an update on the annual flu programme national programme vaccine supply vaccine coverage new Shingles eligibility poster

Vaccine Update Issue - 287 - October 2018 *New information for over 65's flu vaccine.

The October issue features: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vaccine-update-issue-287-october-2018 flu vaccination – new information leaflet for those aged 65 years of age or older - download or order now! new resources - pull up banners for hospitals, social media banners for flu,...

** Vaccine Update Issue - 293 - April 2019 ** The Value of Vaccines special **

This month's edition features: European Immunization week – 24–30 April 2019 The Value of Vaccines going to a festival, concert or group holiday and up to 25 years of age? Starting university? MenACWY in school years 9 or 10 – leaflet for schools update on vaccine coverage data Green book...

2017-18 Vaccination and immunisation programmes

A number of changes have been agreed to the vaccination and immunisation programmes. Childhood seasonal influenza – the removal of four year olds from enhanced service and transfer to schools programme, also removal of the requirement to use Child Health Information Systems (CHIS). MenACWY...

Advice on Flu Vaccine 2019/20

Update on vaccines for 2019/20 seasonal flu vaccination programme This letter follows on from the letter sent by NHS England, Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care on 20 November 2018: The Joint Committee on vaccination and Immunisation advice on Influenza...

Advice on influenza vaccines for 2020/21

JCVI published statement on vaccines for 2020/21.

Algorithm of children eligible for MenACWY

2015/16 academic year vaccination process for Men ACWY (Somerset & North Somerset) download here

BMA Vaccinations and Immunisations Guidance

BMA Vaccinations and Immunisations Guidance

BNSSSG Immunisations Bulletin

Immunisations Bulletin

Childhood flu programme training slide set

This slide pack has been developed for trainers and leaders of the childhood flu programme. The material is comprehensive and you can adapt the pack to suit your particular training needs.

Childhood flu vaccine shortages update

Due to shortages of the childhood flu vaccine Fluenz, Public Health England and MHRA have agreed that practices can instead use the US labelled FluMist® Quadrivalent, which is fully licensed for use in the UK. Public Health England has published FAQs, which explain about the batch expiry...

Childhood Flu; who is providing the Vaccination in Somerset

Who is providing the vaccination for children? The vaccination process for 2, 3 and 4 year olds remains the same as last year and is entirely GP based. Practices should be operating a call/recall model and encouraging these children to receive vaccinations. Across the South West we have a...

Childhood Immunisation & Vaccination - useful documents

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...

Complete Immunisation Schedule Sept 2018

NHS England South - NHS Routine Immunisation Schedule Autumn2018

Do We Need to See Patients for Travel Advice?

Travel vaccines are part of additional services of the new GMS contract. When the new contract was introduced in 2004 a number of the individual items were automatically transferred into the global sum: Private income for some travel vaccines The situation with regard to travel vaccines and...

Flu Vaccine: best practice guide for General practice

Top Tips for Flu Our Thanks to colleagues at Wessex LMCs for sharing this useful document This leaflet is intended for GPs and practice staff. It provides best practice guidance on how to: prepare to deliver the programme improve uptake of the vaccine identify eligible children promote the...

GP Uptake Flu October 2017

Flu GP Update Somerset Oct age 2 % only Flu GP Update Somerset October Age 2 Vaccinated-Unvaccinated Flu GP Uptake Somerset Oct Age 3 % only Flu GP Uptake Somerset Oct Age 3 Vaccinated-Unvaccinated Flu GP Uptake Somerset at risk % only Flu GP Uptake Somerset at risk...

HCA Verified Training

HCA verified training in order that they can give flu jabs. Please see the links below. (Please note at this stage the new recommendations for training are only recommended) 1. https://elearning.nsahealth.org.uk/local/sfhadmin/login/index.php This is no longer a free...

Hep B Immunisation

Hepatitis B Immunisation The following guidance is largely drawn from the BMA’s Focus on Hepatitis B Immunisations Practices may be requested to give hepatitis B immunisation in three broad areas: For travel For occupational health For clinical reasons: lifestyle (e.g. IV drug users)...

HPV Factsheet for Health Professionals

Nationally, there is continuing media interest about the safety of HPV vaccine. The National Immunisation Team has produced a new Q&A factsheet for health professionals that has been designed to address questions that are being raised by various pressure groups and that are circulating in the...

HPV vaccine for boys (England) From 1 September 2019

the HPV vaccine will be offered to boys, in addition to girls, as part of the routine school aged schedule in England. NHS England has written a letter which provides further information on the forthcoming expansion of the HPV programme. NHSE has also published a number of resources, such as...

Inactivated influenza vaccines for the childhood flu vaccination programme a

The 2 vaccines that are available to order for the 16-17 season are: • Inactivated Influenza Vaccine (Split Virion) BP (TIV) – for children 6m - -3years who are contraindicated for Fluenz Tetra® • Fluarix Tetra (QIV) – for children aged 3 - -18 years who are contraindicated for Fluenz...

Jane Chiodini Website

Please follow this link to Specialist Travel Health Nurse Jane Chiodinis website, this site is full of useful resources, tools and help for practice nurses working in Travel Health.

LMCs Buying group Flu vaccine 17-18

The LMC Buying Groups Federation has concluded negotiations with flu vaccine companies for the 2017-18 season and can now announce that their joint first preferred suppliers are Pfizer and MASTA. The second preferred supplier is Mylan. Full Guidance

LMCs Buying group Flu Vaccine Offers 2018-19

The LMC Buying Group has concluded negotiations with flu vaccine companies for the 2018/19 season and we can now announce that our preferred supplier for trivalent vaccines is Pfizer and our preferred supplier for quadrivalent vaccines is Mylan. Our other suppliers are Seqirus and MASTA. Full...

Mefloquine and Miltary Veterans

Over the past 20 years, UK military personnel have had to operate or train in various locations in Sub-Saharan Africa where Mefloquine had been advised to be the appropriate anti-malarial at that time. Please note that, with a few exceptions, veterans who deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan were...

Men ACWY for University freshers – missed cohort

A University Practice has highlighted an issue about a missed cohort of Men ACWY patients - namely patients born after 1 Sept 1997 who have just started University. Those in the current year 13 (DOB 01/09/1996-31/08/1997) would be in the school catch-up cohort and for a patient to be in the...

Men C/Men W Vaccinations programme

Following a JCVI recommendation to vaccinate against MenW, NHS England has made provisions in the MenC freshers programme to accommodate a change of vaccine from MenC to MenACWY mid-year. To ensure the freshers receive the most effective vaccine and avoid the need to recall them at a later...

Meningoccocal B Vaccination-GPC Briefing

As from 1 September 2015 the Men B vaccination has been added to the Childhood Immunisation Programme in England. The programme is for all infants born on or after 1 July 2015, and consists of three doses at 2, 4 and 12 to 13 months, with a catch-up element for children born on or after 1 May...

National Flu Campaign 2020/21

The National Flu Immunisation Programme 2020/21 - NHSE flu letter setting out eligible cohorts Annual 2020/21 flu season 20/21 DES specification Following on from the advice and guidance letter, there has been a further update from Public Health England (PHE) to clarify the position on...

National Flu Immunisation Programme 17-18

Flu Vaccination who should have it and Why winter 17/18 The flu plan sets out a coordinated and evidence-based approach to planning for, and responding to, the demands of influenza across England. The flu plan will aid the development of strong and flexible operational plans by local...

National Flu Immunisation Programme 2018/19

NEW: PHE leaflet for over 65s flu vaccine - October 2018 Public Health England have produced a leaflet for patients aged over 65 about this year’s adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine (aTIV) or Fluad ®. Download leaflet...

National flu programme training slide set

This slide pack has been developed for trainers and leaders of the national flu programme. The material is comprehensive and you can adapt the pack to suit your particular training needs.

New Vaccine Update Issue 280 - June 2018 - children's flu programme and MMR news

This month's edition features a range of articles including: new leaflets and posters for the children’s flu vaccination programme 2018 to 2019 MMR travel alert for young people vaccine supply for the routine and non-routine programme Purified Protein Derivative PPD 10TU Immform ordering now...

Patient Specific Directions (PSDs) and Patient Group Directions (PGDs)

The advice on the use of Patient Group Directions (PGDs) and Patient Specific Directions (PSDs) in general practice has been updated, January 2016. This guidance is for England only. Download the full guidance here Overview The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 do not permit non-qualified...

Public Health Guidance Flu Vaccination Increasing Uptake August 2018

NICE has just published new Public Health Guidance on NG103 Flu vaccination: increasing uptake. Guidance Link

School flu vaccinations

Information from the School Immunisations Provider Flu - 5 reasons to vaccinate your child

Sessional GPs E Newsletter February 2016

The February edition of the Newsletter can be downloaded here

Shingles Immunisation Programme 2018/19 Letter

Please find the weblink to the 2018/19 letter for the shingles immunisation programme - Link to Letter The letter provides a reminder of the eligibility criteria and highlights the first evidence from the evaluation of the shingles immunisation programme. For further information please contact...

Shingles Vaccine Guidance

Public Health England (PHE) has announced the groups eligible to receive the shingles vaccine from the start of September for the 2015 to 2016 vaccination programme. From 1 September 2015, the shingles vaccine will be offered routinely to people aged 70 years, and the catch up will extend to...

Somerset LMC Weekly Update Friday 25th September 2015

All Somerset GPs and Practice Managers Outcome Based Commissioning Childhood Flu EMIS pop up, Flu Flu Immunisation in Community Pharmacy Dementia Extract Update on Bacterial vaginosis (BV) and pH testing CQC Meet the team LMCs Buying Group News Outcome Based Commissioning (OBC) - Developments...

Somerset School Imms Pathway 2018/2019

Recently completed Somerset School Immunisation pathway 2018/2019

Somerset School Immunisation Pathways

This useful reference document covers all the immunisations now given to school aged children in the county

The Green Book

The Green Book contains the latest information on vaccines and vaccination procedures, for vaccine preventable infectious diseases in the UK find it online here

Travel Vaccinations

The BMA does not suggest fees for vaccination and immunisation for traveling abroad. Their advice is that doctors may charge a fee per course of injections but excluding cost of vaccines, only if no remuneration is payable by the local health organisation or the health board. What the GP...

Update on vaccines for 2019/20 seasonal flu vaccination programme

The National Flu Immunisation Programme 19/20 22 March Letter Update on vaccines for 2019/20 seasonal flu vaccination programme NHS England has published an update on vaccines for 2019/20 seasonal flu vaccination programme. As stated previously, QIVe (18 to 64-year olds in clinical at-risk...

Vaccination and Immunisation FAQ

This section includes FAQs for the following areas: General questions Childhood seasonal influenza vaccination programme Hepatitis B (newborn babies) vaccination programme (Hep B) Pertussis (pregnant women) vaccination programme Seasonal influenza vaccination programme Pneumococcal...

Vaccine and Immunisation Programmes 2018/19

Vaccine and Immunisation Programmes 2018/19 Full Guidance In March 2018, NHS Employers (on behalf of NHS England) and the British Medical Association (BMA) General Practitioners Committee (GPC) announced the agreed changes to the vaccination and immunisation programmes as part of the General...

Vaccine Supply Influenza vaccine supply bulletin September 2017

Availability of Influenza vaccines for the national children’s flu immunisation programme Ordering for Fluenz Tetra®, the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) for children aged 2 and over is anticipated open week ending 22 September, with deliveries commencing the following week. Order...

Vaccine Update issue 273 December 2017

The December 2017 edition features: Keep up to date with the MMR jab if travelling to Romania, Italy and Germany have they had their MenACWY vaccination? MMR vaccine, who is eligible and can I use stock from Immform to catch up adults? winter sun and foreign travel - be rabies aware! Vaccine...

Vaccine Update - 268 flu special edition - August 2017

This edition features: Link to update resources for the Annual flu programme vaccine information and availability for 2017 to 2018 Fluenz tetra order controls over ordering in the schools programme update for ‘Stay Well this Winter’ campaign and resources training resources for healthcare...

Vaccine Update - 244 Special edition BCG supply - April 2016

The Special edition of Vaccine update is now available. information on the central supply of the BCG vaccine advice on prioritisation of local BCG stock View the latest isse of the Vaccine update

Vaccine Update - Public Health England, Fluenz Tetra availability 2018/2019

If you are a provider of flu vaccination for children through general practice or the schools programme in England, please take some time to read the information contained in this email. Availability of vaccines Fluenz TetraÒ(LAIV) AstraZeneca UK Ltd, ImmForm Order Opening - Thursday 20th...

Vaccine update 227 special Issue March 2015

The latest from Public Health England A special Issue 227due to the temporary suspension of the ordering of BCG Vaccine

Vaccine Update 228 April 2015

This special issue provides details for ordering vaccines over the May bank holidays. Vaccine Update 22 April 2015

Vaccine Update 229 May 2015

This month's issue, which has been delayed because of the election, covers a wide range of topics including the new MenACWY vaccination programme for teenagers, excellent rotavirus vaccine uptake data, and the vaccine delivery schedule for the Spring Bank holiday. View the latest Vaccine Update

Vaccine Update 230 June 2015

Leading on the introductions of the MenACWY and MenB vaccines, this issue covers a wide range of topics including flu vaccine uptake and the COVER data for the last quarter of 2014/15, as well as comprehensive information on new resources and vaccine supply. View the latest issue of Vaccine update

Vaccine Update 232 September 2015

A special issue providing the latest information on flu and MenACWY vaccine availability.

Vaccine Update 236

A special issue providing the latest information on MenACWY vaccine availability. View the latest issue of Vaccine Update

Vaccine Update 238

The December edition features: Full details on Christmas and New Year vaccine supply Information on the availabilty of paracetamol to treat fever Shingles coverage and information HPV coverage and information National Immunisation Meeting dates 2016 View the latest edition

Vaccine Update 239 - Special Edition January 2016

This vaccine update includes important information relating to Last orders of LAIV (FluMist® Quadrivalent) for the childhood flu programme Expiration dates for LAIV vaccine

Vaccine Update 240

This edition contains updates on: News about vaccine supply including BCG National survey of parental attitudes to immunisation National Immunisation Network meeting details Please follow the link below www.gov.uk/government/publications/vaccine-update-issue-240-january-2016

Vaccine update 241 February 2016

This edition contains information on: Issue 241 first estimates of meningitis B immunisation coverage details of the rotavirus and pertussis immunisation coverage essential vaccine supply news for the current programmes details of the updated Shingles PGD invitation for poster submission for...

Vaccine update 246-May special edition

special vaccine supply edition for May with details on: issue 246 MenC vaccine ordering Nimenrix reminder to check expiry dates primary infant vaccine BCG vaccine ordering spring bank holiday ordering

Vaccine update 247-Special edition

This special edition of vaccine update features: Issue 247 information on the central supply of the BCG vaccine, and ordering through ImmForm advice on prioritisation of local BCG vaccine stock

Vaccine Update 248-June

The June edition of vaccine update is now available. This edition features: a reminder of changes to the meningococcal C vaccine programme vaccine supply information vaccine ordering for the children's flu programme essential programme news and resources

Vaccine Update 249-July

This edition features: programme information scheduling reminders vaccine coverage new programme resources seasonal flu campaign vaccine supply Please follow the link below: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vaccine-update-issue-249-july-2016

Vaccine Update 257 January 2017

Articles covered include: Issue 257 Fundamentals of immunisation training course - places still available schools based immunisation programmes and consent six to eight-week baby checks and immunisations Shingles coverage and who is eligible? reporting any remaining unused Flu Vaccine Ordered...

Vaccine Update 259 February 2017

This edition contains articles on: pre-natal pertussis coverage new publications including the hepatitis B resources vaccine supply information Greenbook updates reporting vaccine adverse events

Vaccine Update 261 April 2017

the April edition of Vaccine update is now available. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vaccine-update-issue-261-april-2017 This month's edition features: change of vaccine for primary baby vaccination Easter bank holiday vaccine supply information new resources for Hepatitis A...

Vaccine Update 269 August 2017

This month's edition features: Issue 269 more about the RIgS team Varicella (chickenpox) CQC findings – immunisation in primary care new regular feature: Meet the team annual flu vaccine uptake – how are you doing? vaccine ordering information for the children’s national flu vaccination...

Vaccine Update : issue 284, August 2018 Flu special

This edition features: Link which flu vaccine to give NICE guidelines - increasing influenza vaccine uptake Greenbook chapter 19 published flu vaccine ordering for the 2018 to 2019 influenza programme information and training for healthcare professionals flu vaccination invitation letters new...

Vaccine update : issue 285, August 2018

This month's edition features: Link NHS Digital supply of BCG vaccine reminder about MMR vaccine ordering restriction August bank holiday deliveries vaccine supply

Vaccine Update December 2015

Vaccine Update Issue 237: December 2015 update features: vaccine supply information including Christmas availability live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) information for the UK childhood programme vaccine uptake and monitoring information for the shingles and prenatal pertussis programme

Vaccine Update Edition 245 May 2016

This edition features: article on NIN conference 2016 multiple injection site reminder MenC dose change in schedule reminder MenB and MenACWY coverage Flu programme details and resource links Shingles coverage and reminder new immunisation infographics for European immunisation week MMR...

Vaccine update edition 260 March 2017

This month's edition features articles on: annual flu letter adolescent school leaver booster Intervax BCG vaccine and leaflets Easter bank holiday supply details last places available at National Immunsation conference 2017

Vaccine Update Edition 272 - November 2017 - Urgent Vaccine Programme Information

This month's edition was produced to coincide with the European HIV-Hepatitis testing week and features: NEWS European HIV-Hepatitis testing week – translated resources and how to help raise awareness of hepatitis B and C WHO declares that UK eliminates measles – but we still have work to...

Vaccine Update February 2015

The latest Update from Public Health England Issue 225 February 2015 Vaccine update February 2015

Vaccine Update Issue , 290 - January 2019

January 2019 edition features: Link the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) as it applies to centrally supplied vaccines for the national immunisation programme flu vaccine information and availability 2018 to 2019 for the children’s national immunisation programme BCG vaccine (AJ Vaccines)...

Vaccine Update Issue - 288 - November 2018 ** Winter is coming & new training available

The November issue features meningococcal disease Adjuvinated Trivalent Influenza Vaccine (aTIV) update latest published tetanus guidance and Green Book chapter on tetanus vaccines and porcine gelatine: new translations available! supply of UK-licensed BCG vaccine Fluenz Tetra ordering...

Vaccine Update Issue - EIW Special edition 262 - April 2017

The European Immunization week special edition of Vaccine update is now available. Link here This month's edition was produced to coincide with the annual National Immunisation conference and contains features around the themes of Vaccine's for life as well as: European Immunization week and...

Vaccine Update Issue 233 special Edition

A special edition of Vaccine Update about the availability of the BCG vaccine, the efficient administration and prioritisation of the BCG vaccine.

Vaccine update Issue 234

The new edition of Vaccine update Issue 234 is now available, please follow the link to find out about October's main edition, which includes important details about vaccine supply including Christmas planning, MenB and MenACWY update and new revised resources.

Vaccine Update Issue 235

A special edition of Vaccine Update outlining use of the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) packaged as both Fluenz Tetra® and FluMist Quadrivalent® has been published. Please follow the link below to read the update...

Vaccine Update Issue 250th Anniversary edition

The main August edition of vaccine update is now available. This edition features: information on the shingles programme from 1 September 2016 shingles vaccine expiry ordering control information for the childhood flu programme Hepatitis B update MenACWY vaccine ordering restrictions updates...

Vaccine Update Issue 253 October 2016

This flu vaccination special edition contains: information on the Stay Well this Winter Campaign - the biggest ever flu vaccination programme for children in England flu vaccination information for health and social care workers information on age eligibility for child flu vaccination ordering...

vaccine update issue 255 November 2016

The November 2016 edition features: shingles reminder, coverage and post vaccination rash testing healthy students in higher education vaccine coverage for pre-natal pertussis and GP based MenACWY programmes essential vaccine supply information flu vaccination ordering and an important...

Vaccine Update Issue 264 June 2017

This edition includes articles on the Public Health England cover team administering 4 vaccines in one-year-olds at one visit summer vaccination advice for teenagers and young adults flu vaccination winter 2017 survey on young people and parents’ attitudes to immunisation hepatitis A: update on...

Vaccine Update Issue 265 July 2017

This Special Edition contains: BCG vaccine supply and ordering update on BCG vaccine supply ensuring all eligible groups can access BCG vaccine occupational health annex A. Priority Groups for BCG Vaccine annex B. Information resources for health professionals

Vaccine Update Issue 266 - Special Infanrix hexa- July 2017

This edition features: the introduction of Infanrix hexa® (DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB) for routine childhood immunisations (babies on or after 1 August 2017) changes to the selective neonatal hepatitis B immunisation programme in view of the introduction of Infanrix hexa® resources to support the...

Vaccine Update Issue 267-July edition

This month's edition was produced to coincide with World Hepatitis Day 2017 and contains features around the awareness raising work we are doing as well as: the campaign to signpost possible eligible patients to our quiz to see if they might need a HepC test from their GP surgery meet the...

Vaccine Update Issue 270 September edition 2017

This month's edition features: #BeRabiesAware for foreign travel - World Rabies Day meet the team: NHS Blood and Transplant and Public Health England Epidemiology Unit update on the Stay Well this Winter flu vaccination campaign update on the Annual flu programme 2017 to 2018 update on flu...

Vaccine Update issue 271 October 2017

This month's edition features articles on : influenza vaccination and patients on therapy for HIV infection (highly active anti-retroviral therapy – HAART) survey for GPs about diagnosis and management of blood-borne viruses (BBV) among migrants call for GP or school practice...

Vaccine Update Issue 274, January 2018

The first edition of Vaccine update for 2018 is now available at Vaccine Update Issue 274 . The January 2018 issue features: annual 2018 national survey of parental attitudes to immunisation vaccine coverage for the pertussis vaccination programme for pregnant women immunisation of pregnant...

Vaccine Update Issue 275 February 2018

This month's edition features: NIN conference booking now open sharing Best Practice for Improving Uptake in the Childhood Programme HPV for MSM phased national rollout shortage of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV23) publication of the revised PHE National Minimum Standards and Core...

Vaccine Update Issue 276 Special Edition Shingles vaccine

The shingles special edition of Vaccine update is now available. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vaccine-update-issue-276-april-2018-shingles-special-edition This special edition was produced to coincide with the publication of t he shingles programme letter and features all the new...

Vaccine Update Issue 277 March 2018

This edition includes: HPV vaccination for MSM programme hepatitis B vaccine supply constraints: phased re-introduction of vaccine training resources for healthcare professionals National Immunisation Network (NIN) conference - places available children’s flu vaccines Good Friday and Easter...

Vaccine Update Issue 279 May 2018

This month's edition features: National Immunisation Network meeting review save the dates for the NIN meeting 2019! is your practice’s prenatal pertussis vaccine coverage on ImmForm what you were expecting? preliminary vaccine coverage estimates for the meningococcal B (MenB) immunisation...

Vaccine Update Issue 281 July 2018

This month's edition features: Happy 70th Birthday NHS - our role in its success are you up to date with your MMR? Varicella Zoster Immunoglobulin (VZIG) supply shortage Tetanus Specific Immunoglobulin (TIG) supply shortage BCG vaccine supply - coming soon! flu vaccine supply and information...

Vaccine Update Issue 282 August 2018 - Rabies Special

The Special rabies edition of Vaccine update is now available at link . This month's edition features: changes to rabies pre-exposure prophylaxis rabies risk from animal bites abroad administration of rabies immunoglobulin how to manage a patient with a bat bite immunosuppressed patients and...

Vaccine Update Issue 283-August 2018-BCG Special

Vaccine update issue 283 - August 2018 - BCG special This month's special BCG edition features: UK licensed BCG vaccine supply to ensure all eligible groups can access the BCG vaccine Patient group directive (PGD) for the BCG vaccine BCG vaccine ordering BCG vaccine training slide set and...

Vaccine Update Issue 286 - September 2018

This edition features articles on: Link to Vaccine Update the 5 year anniversary of the shingles programme the selective neonatal hepatitis B immunisation: new resources for primary care staff and patients World rabies day – 28 September 2018 Stay Well This Winter – Help us to help you...

Vaccine Update Issue 295, June 2019

Vaccine Update Issue 295, June 2019 Thinking of going away this summer? Identifying patients eligible for the shingles vaccine in GP IT systems Issuing varicella-zoster immunoglobulin (VZIG) Vaccination checks for holidaymakers New tool to support the recording of vaccines given...

Vaccine Update Issue: 256 December 2016

Issue 256 The December edition features: Full details on Christmas and New Year vaccine supply annual report for HPV vaccine coverage quarterly cover programme: vaccine coverage for children up to 5 years of age, July to September 2016 important InterVax BCG vaccine information details of...

Vaccine Update Issue:issue 252 September 2016

This edition of Vaccine Update contains: new resources for the seasonal flu programme vaccine coverage update on the HPV for MSM pilot vaccine supply information

Vaccine Update Issue:issue 252 September 2016

This edition of Vaccine Update contains: new resources for the seasonal flu programme vaccine coverage update on the HPV for MSM pilot vaccine supply information

Vaccine Update January 2015

The Latest update from Public Health England Vaccine Update January 2015

Vaccine Update July 2014

'JCVI advises pertussis vaccination in pregnancy should continue for at least the next five years' Vaccine Update July 2014

Vaccine Update July 2015

Nimenrix in general export packaging is now available to order for the current school year 13s and older university entrants (19-24 years olds) ONLY. An initial volume restriction is in place of 25 doses per customer per week. Please order alongside your normal childhood vaccine order where...

Vaccine Update March 2015

This special addition concentrates on the vaccine supply and vaccine delivery schedule for the Easter bank holiday Vaccine update March

Vaccine Update October 2014

Vaccine Update - do read it. You will be aware that Public Health England publish regular 'Vaccine Update' bulletins about all aspects of the national immunisation programmes. In recent months the bulletins have become very informative and contain links to all sorts of other useful...

Vaccine Update October 2016 Issue 254

October edition of Vaccine https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vaccine-update-issue-254-october-2016 The October 2016 edition contains: vaccinating and testing babies born to Hepatitis B infected mothers new Meningitis B and ACWY vaccine coverage flu vaccine eligibility reminder for...

Vaccine Update September 2014

Special Issue 2 on the availability and ordering of Fluenz Vaccine Update September 2014

Vaccine update, issue 309, June 2020

Vaccine update, issue 309, June 2020 This month's edition features: School-age vaccinations: sharing best practice sKIDS school surveillance update expansion of translated resources Meningitis research Foundation launches 'Vaccines Are Vital' campaign Vaccine coverage report...

Vaccine Update-EIW special edition 278

the European Immunization week special edition of Vaccine Update is now available here This month's edition was produced to coincide with the annual National Immunisation Network meeting and contains features around the theme #VaccinesWork and begins our immunisation programme story which we...

Vaccine Update: Issue 289, December 2018

The December issue features: Link 100 years of flu Fundamentals of Immunisation - places still available, book now! herpes zoster (shingles) immunisation programme 2017 to 2018: evaluation report pertussis vaccination programme for pregnant women update human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination...

Vaccine update: issue 294, May 2019

Vaccine update: issue 294, May 2019 The May issue features: vaccine heroes PHE research - results of attitudinal survey healthcare worker flu vaccination programme MMR and MenACWY vaccination before the holiday season begins protecting young babies against pertussis by vaccinating pregnant...

Vaccine update: issue 296 HPV special, July 2019

Vaccine update: issue 296 HPV special, July 2019 The national HPV vaccination programme is being extended to eligible boys from 1 September 2019. The universal HPV vaccination programme special edition features: introduction of the HPV universal programme guidance, training slide set and a...

Vaccine update: issue 297, July 2019

Vaccine update: issue 297, July 2019 This month's edition features: rash in pregnancy guidance focus on offering MMR in GP practice occupational pertussis vaccination now available for health care workers measles flyer translated into 20 languages flu vaccination and availability for 2019 to...

Vaccine update: issue 301, September 2019

Vaccine update: issue 301, September 2019 This month's edition features: case study of Wrenbury Primary School and GP practice new resources for school teams HPV programme printed and digital resources vaccine supply for the 2019 to 2020 flu programme children’s flu vaccine ordering...

Vaccine update: issue 302, November 2019

Vaccine update: issue 302, November 2019 The virus special edition features: The BBVU, Virus Reference Department, NIS Colindale BBVU activities supporting the HBV vaccine programme The IDU, Virus Reference Department, Colindale measles and rubella testing specialised testing differential...

Vaccine update: issue 303, December 2019

Vaccine update: issue 303, December 2019, PCV special edition The PCV special edition features: changes to the infant pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) schedule taking place in the New Year (2020) the Redbook is being updated too ordering your free resources from the Health Publications...

Vaccine update: issue 304, January 2020

Vaccine update: issue 304, January 2020 The January edition contains: has your patient moved to the UK? - migrant health resources HPV vaccine drives cancer-causing infections down to very low levels HPV vaccination in schools – going from strength to strength Green book chapters...

Vaccine update: issue 305, February 2020

Vaccine update: issue 305, February 2020 The February issue features: mumps is on the increase TD/IPV Vaccine Coverage Annual Report 2018 to 2019 MenACWY Vaccine Coverage Annual Report 2018 to 2019 Pertussis vaccination programme for pregnant women update: vaccine coverage in England, October...

Vaccine update: issue 306, March 2020

Vaccine update: issue 306, March 2020 The March issue features: Keep calm and carry on vaccinating updates on the PPV23 and PCV13 availability and programmes vaccines for the 2019 to 2020 children's flu programme providing a second dose of flu vaccine after all Fluenz® Tetra has...

Vaccine update: issue 307, April 2020

Vaccine update: issue 307, April 2020 This month's edition features: European and World Immunization Week: Immunizations protect you from disease maintaining immunisation services during the COVID19 pandemic to reduce the serious risk of vaccine-preventable disease managing locally held...

Vaccine update: issue 308, May 2020

Vaccine update: issue 308, May 2020 The May issue features: MMR Oral Fluid Home Kit video and guidance new! immunisation social media cards National flu immunisation programme plan Pneumococcal outbreaks guidance PCV13 schedule change reminder 2019 to 2020 Inactivated flu vaccine for children...

Varicella Zoster Immunoglobulin (VZIG) guidance

Guidance on the use of Varicella Zoster Immunoglobulin (VZIG) in pregnancy during current supply constraints has been published on the Gov website and can also be downloaded here VZIG is a scarce blood product that is offered to individuals at high risk of severe chickenpox following an...

Whooping Cough in Pregnancy - Polish translation

Please find via the link below the Polish translation of the Pertussis in Pregnancy leaflet, this has been adapted from NHS Health Scotland and is user friendly and informative. Pertussis in pregnancy Leaflet (Polish Translation)

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