Hospital checks on treatment entitlement could swell GP caseload

Hospital checks on treatment entitlement could swell GP caseload

October 23 2017 New regulations requiring hospitals to charge people upfront if the patient...

Scotland urges parents to take young children to GPs for flu vaccination

Scotland urges parents to take young children to GPs for flu vaccination

October 6 2017 Parents in Scotland are being urged to have their children aged 2-5 years...

OpenPrescribing tools useful for self-reflection but should not be used to ‘shame’ practices

OpenPrescribing tools useful for self-reflection but should not be used to ‘shame’ practices

October 5 2017 The OpenPrescribing tools allowing GPs to analyse prescribing data, “should...

MMR vaccination rates for 5-year olds hit WHO target in England for first time

MMR vaccination rates for 5-year olds hit WHO target in England for first time

September 26 2017 Vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella in five-year olds has hit the...

Flu vaccine uptake data collection updated for current season

Flu vaccine uptake data collection updated for current season

September 21 2017 Public Health England has updated the data collection guidance around this...

  • Hospital checks on treatment entitlement could swell GP caseload

    Hospital checks on treatment entitlement could swell GP caseload

    Monday, 23 October 2017 11:00
  • Scotland urges parents to take young children to GPs for flu vaccination

    Scotland urges parents to take young children to GPs for flu vaccination

    Friday, 06 October 2017 16:39
  • OpenPrescribing tools useful for self-reflection but should not be used to ‘shame’ practices

    OpenPrescribing tools useful for self-reflection but should not be used to ‘shame’ practices

    Thursday, 05 October 2017 16:48
  • MMR vaccination rates for 5-year olds hit WHO target in England for first time

    MMR vaccination rates for 5-year olds hit WHO target in England for first time

    Tuesday, 26 September 2017 16:01
  • Flu vaccine uptake data collection updated for current season

    Flu vaccine uptake data collection updated for current season

    Thursday, 21 September 2017 15:15

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’                  

Contract News

October 23 2017 New regulations requiring hospitals to charge people upfront if the patient cannot prove entitlement to free NHS treatment could put more pressure on general practice.
December 10 2015 A doctor may find themselves the subject of an investigation at any time in their career, from medical students to trainee doctors, GPs or consultants. Whether it’s an issue...