SEASONAL FLU VACCINATION SERVICE 2018-19

SEASONAL FLU VACCINATION SERVICE 2018-19

August 21, 2018

PSNC has alerted the LPC that there are some changes to the 2018/19 Flu vaccination Service and the service specification and PGD were published on Monday 20th August 2018.

http://psnc.org.uk/our-news/flu-vaccination-service-2018-19-psnc-negotiates-fee-uplift-and-improvements/

In summary the changes include:

  • The fee for the service will increase to £7.98 per administered dose plus an additional fee of £1.50 per vaccination, making the total payment £9.48.
  • Contractors can now administer vaccinations in patients’ homes.
  • Pharmacists need only undertake face-to-face training for the service every three years (this is an extension from the previous requirement for training every two years).
  • The requirement for contractors to register to offer the service with NHS BSA has been removed.
  • Payment claims from pharmacies can now be made electronically.

Copies of the relevant documents can be viewed here

Guidance has also been published and the PSNC webinar has been rescheduled  for tonight, Tuesday 21st August, at 7pm:

http://psnc.org.uk/our-news/psnc-guidance-and-webinar-on-the-national-flu-vaccination-service/

We appreciate this is short notice; however, PSNC wants to give contractors and pharmacy teams as much time as possible to prepare for the service which is why the webinar is being held as soon as possible. An on-demand version will be available a few days after the webinar for those who are not able to tune in tomorrow night.




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