This CPD accredited course is designed to enable HCAs in general practice to obtain the knowledge and skills they need to administer flu, pneumonia and shingles vaccines to adults nasal flue to children and B12 injections to adults
The course consists of two study days followed by a period of supervised practice with a nurse mentor. Competency is assess by a a multiple choice/short answer test at the end of the two study days including a formal competency assessment by a nurse.
The course content is based on the guidelines ‘National Minimum Standars and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training of Healthcare Support Workers’ (Public Health England 2015)
These guidelines recommend that only HCAs who have achieved education and training to Level Three of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) or equivalent, with at least two years experience as an HCA should be considered for training in vaccine administration. HCAs will have to provide photocopied proof of qualification with their applications.