It is the same web page used last year and can be found by clicking here
As information and resources become available we will update this page and let you know via the LPC News feed/ email.
Please keep an eye on this page.
Currently we have released information regarding training, stock and PharmOutcomes. You can access these by clinking the links on the homepage.
As in previous years the LPC has worked with Novartis Vaccines to commission training for pharmacists. There are 2 types of training live training and online only training. Please visit the training page and read carefully the eligibility criteria to ensure you book yourself on the relevant training
If you have your own in house training or have trained with another training provider this will be accepted for the NHS Flu service.
The NHS flu service will not dictate which vaccine to be used so you are free to procure your own vaccines.
Novartis Vaccines have confirmed that they will be ring fencing vaccine for Pharmacy this year and in order to ensure efficient supply and delivery they have put a process in place which you may wish to use.
This process will involve them delivering direct to pharmacies. Full details of the process including the forms you must fill in are available on the stock page of the Northern Pharmacy website. In order to guarantee you receive stock in their first deliveries you will need to fill in the paper work and return in to Novartis by 31st July 2014.
The flu service will use PharmOutcomes for administration. Please make sure you visit the Pharmoutcomes link on the Northern Pharmacy webpage so you understand the process that will be used and make sure you are able to access Pharmacoutcomes at your pharmacy.
This is the first year we have been given the commitment that that the service is being commissioned as early as this and the LPC would encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and start preparing NOW. Ensure your pharmacists are trained and ensure your stock supplies are arranged.
The service is likely to be commissioned from September onwards and the SLA’s PGD, will arrive shortly however it is really important you act now.
The LPC (and the commissioner) would like to see the service offered from every pharmacy in our area so we would encourage contractors to prepare from now.
If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact Sami Hanna our flu lead.