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    Monday, 18 December 2017 14:22
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    Scottish BMA meeting endorses new GP contract

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    Friday, 01 December 2017 10:32
  • New primary care guidance for commissioners issued

    New primary care guidance for commissioners issued

    Tuesday, 21 November 2017 14:54
  • Burns review recommends how targets and health indicators should be developed in Scotland

    Burns review recommends how targets and health indicators should be developed in Scotland

    Tuesday, 21 November 2017 14:47

a vaccination syringes image cbSeptember 21 2017

Public Health England has updated the data collection guidance around this season’s flu vaccination campaign. 

 It has published new versions of the guidance for GP patients’ data collection, as well as for frontline healthcare workers vaccine uptake.

The GP patients’ data guidance notes that elements of reporting are mandatory, with retrospective surveys for four months, October to January. All GP practices are required to submit the mandatory data each month. In addition, “in 2017-18, there will be an additional (experimental) fifth monthly survey for automated uploads only.”

Commissioners will be responsible for ensuring vaccine uptake data is provided by each GP practice. “They are also reminded when commissioning services for vaccinations given in settings other than a GP practice (eg community pharmacies or antenatal clinics) that the details of the vaccinations should be provided to the patient’s registered practice and recorded on their electronic clinical record in a timely manner.”

The guidelines include the data collection survey schedule over the season, advice about submitting data via ImmForm for manual data entry, and arrangements for automated recording.

Links:
PHE ‘Seasonal influenza vaccine uptake (GP patient survey) data collection’            
PHE ‘Seasonal influenza frontline healthcare workers vaccine uptake: data collection tool guidance’                  

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