Community Pharmacy Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Advance Service
Not sure what training you need?
In previous years NHS England determined that pharmacists providing the Flu Vaccination Service need to attend face-to-face training for both injection technique and basic life support training every two years. This requirement meant that a pharmacist who undertook face-to-face training for both injection technique and basic life support in 2017 would not need to undertake face-to-face training in 2018. The pharmacist would then need to undertake face-to-face training in order to continue to provide the service in 2019. Pharmacists who last undertook face-to-face training in 2016 would need to undertake face-to-face training in 2018, prior to providing the Flu Vaccination Service.
Q. I completed face-to-face injection technique and basic life support training last year. Do I need to complete online refresher training this year?
No, there is no requirement to complete online refresher training for the national Flu Vaccination Service. Pharmacists may choose to do this, or undertake other types of CPD relating to the service, but this is not a mandatory service requirement.
Free Online Refresher Training
This interactive flu immunisation e-learning programme, written by Public Health England and produced by Health Education England’s eLearning for Healthcare, is freely available for anyone involved in delivering the flu immunisation programme. You can access it here.
Please visit www.psnc.org.uk for more information on the requirements and providing the service.