Services Database Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Pilot 2014-15 (Across the Birmingham, Solihull & Black Country Area – 6 LPCs Involved)
Please note this service is commissioned across Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country by the Birmingham, Solihull & Black Country Area Team. Therefore, the following LPCs have the same seasonal influenza vaccination service in their areas:
- Birmingham LPC
- Dudley LPC
- Sandwell LPC
- Solihull LPC
- Walsall LPC
- Wolverhampton City LPC
The service has only been added onto the Services Database under this entry to avoid duplication.
The aim and intended outcome of the service is to increase the uptake of seasonal influenza vaccine across Birmingham, Solihull, Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton in line with Department of Health recommendations. This will be achieved by commissioning local community pharmacies to provide influenza immunisation service in addition to the current arrangement with local GP practices thus improving choice and access to seasonal influenza vaccine for eligible patients who are:
- registered with a Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country Area Team GP; or
- resident in Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country but NOT registered with a GP practice anywhere in the UK.
Location of service
Birmingham & Solihull LPC
Method of commissioning
NHS Enhanced service (AT)
Source of funding
Seasonal influenza vaccination
Other organisations involved
Start date: 01/09/2014
End date: 31/01/2015
Pharmacists must be able to supply evidence of training in management of anaphylaxis and administration of immunisations in accordance with the Health Protection Agency Core Curriculum (2005) to include vaccine preventable disease, cold chain requirements, intramuscular immunisation technique, use of Patient Group Directions and specifically flu vaccine administration.
Pharmacists will have attended face-to-face training in 2014 covering anaphylaxis and immunisation techniques or undertaken face-to-face training in 2012 or 2013 and undertaken annual online refresher training in each subsequent year.
Pharmacist must have access and have read chapter 19 (influenza) of the Green Book.
Pharmacists must read and understand the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPCs) of the products they are administering.