Support for hospital trusts considering the introduction of point of care testing (POCT) for influenza and other respiratory viruses during winter 2018 to 2019. This document includes: information regarding POCT test technologies factors to consider for implementation clinical governance and quality assurance
This guidance has been produced for the early years sector to assist staff and childminders and answers the most frequently asked questions regarding the nasal spray flu vaccination being offered to children in this age group.
2018 to 2019 ImmForm user guidance for survey data providers. This document informs local NHS England teams and NHS trusts on: how to collect data on flu vaccine uptake among frontline healthcare workers how to upload it to the ImmForm
2018 to 2019 ImmForm user guidance for frontline healthcare workers including area teams, GP practices and independent sector healthcare providers. This guidance is for area teams, GP practices and independent sector healthcare providers (social enterprises) on: how to collect data on flu
This letter to social care organisations confirms that NHS seasonal flu vaccination will continue in 2018/19 and will be extended to include health and care staff in the voluntary managed hospice sector that offer direct patient/client care as well as
This guideline covers how to increase uptake of the free flu vaccination among people who are eligible. It describes ways to increase awareness and how to use all opportunities in primary and secondary care to identify people who should be
This flu guide has been created by NHS England Primary Care Digital Transformation to support GP practice staff as well as Patient Participation Group (PPG) members so they can encourage their patients to register and book their flu clinic online.
This leaflet is intended for GPs and practice staff. It provides best practice guidance on how to: prepare to deliver the programme promote the programme set practice goals improve uptake of the vaccine identify eligible children order the vaccines It
A quick reference guide to the childhood flu vaccines for winter 2018 to 2019. Two types of flu vaccine are available for children in 2018 to 2019: the ‘live’ nasal spray vaccine and the inactivated injected flu vaccine. This chart indicates
Updated influenza immunisation information including updates for public health professionals. Influenza is an acute viral infection of the respiratory tract. There are 3 types of influenza virus: A, B and C. Influenza A and influenza B are responsible for most clinical illness. Influenza
This document about the inactivated influenza vaccine is intended for healthcare practitioners and includes detailed information on: the background of the programme vaccine handling, administration and constituents vaccine eligibility and precautions eligibility and resources to implement the programme
This leaflet explains to patients how they can help protect themselves and their children against flu this coming winter. It includes information for children, eligible adults and pregnant women, and explains why it’s very important that people at increased risk
User guide for data collection as part of the Childhood Flu Vaccination Programme, in primary school age children from 2018 to 2019. This user guide is aimed at: local public health providers NHS England teams data providers
This document sets out some key information to help general practices and pharmacies to plan for the 2018-19 flu vaccination season, and in particular to answer patient queries about the adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine (aTIV).
This briefing informs CCGs and NHS England local teams of changes for some CCGs to the mechanism for funding seasonal flu and adult pneumococcal vaccines. The changes described will ensure there is a consistent approach in all areas and should provide a robust
This document on the flu vaccination and vaccination programme includes information on: what flu is the flu vaccine dosage administering the vaccine advice on vaccinating children with an egg allergy further resources
Presents provisional end of season results of flu vaccine effectiveness for adults and children in primary care in the UK.