Community Pharmacy Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Advanced Services
The service is effective from 1st September 2019 and runs to 31st March 2020.
Summary of key changes for 2019/20:
- Notification of the patient having received a vaccination can no longer be sent to the patient’s GP practice by fax – see section 3.14 for the alternative methods that can be used
- Pharmacy contractors are no longer required to ask patients to complete a patient questionnaire after they have received a flu vaccination
- Claims for payments must now be made using the NHSBSA Manage Your Service (MYS) platform within 6 months of the activity taking place, or by 31 August 2020 whichever is the earlier – see section 7.2 for further details
- Payment per administered dose of vaccine has increased from £7.98 to £8.08; therefore, with the additional fee of £1.50 per vaccination, contractors will receive a total payment of £9.58 per dose of vaccine administered – see section 7.3 for further details
Please also note Pharmacists providing the service should undertake face-to-face training for injection technique and basic life support (including administration of adrenaline for anaphylaxis) at least every three years.
Claims for payments for this programme should be made monthly, via the Manage Your Service platform provided by the NHSBSA – https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/pharmacies-gp-practices-and-appliance-contractors/dispensing-contractors-information/manage-your.