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Immunisation Update course (HCAs)

Who should attend
Health Care Assistants working within General Practice whose role involves the delivery of immunisations to specific patient groups.

What will I learn
This course reflects the National minimum standards and core curriculum for immunisation training for Healthcare Support Workers (Public Health England, 2015). Health Care Assistants attending this course must have previously successfully completed a two-day Foundation Immunisation Training Course

Course Content:

  • Current issues in influenza, shingles and/or pneumococcal vaccination
  • Recent epidemiology of influenza, shingles and/or pneumococcal disease
  • Any changes to the recommendations or national policy for influenza, shingles and/or pneumococcal immunisation
  • Update on vaccine administration
  • Any changes to legislation relevant to vaccination
  • Anaphylaxis recognition and management
  • Review of current practice and identification of areas for improvement
  • Review of support strategies
  • Opportunity to revisit and practice injection technique
  • Q&A session for commonly encountered problems in practice

How long will the course take to complete
1 Day (09.30 – 16.30)

How often should I attend
Annually

How much will the course cost
£95 per delegate

Training dates and venues
Please contact the Professional Practice Team at ecn-tr.professionalpracticeteam@nhs.net