We offer two flu jab training courses; a full face-to-face workshop, and an online refresher course.
Both courses are up-to-date and meet the guidelines of Public Health England National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for vaccination training. More informaiton about the standards can be found here.
Our course meets the guidelines of Public Health England National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for vaccination training. More informaiton about the standards can be found here.
Our course has passed the rigorous CPD accreditation process and is now accredited by the CPD Certification Service (more information about the accreditation can be found here).
Our course exceeds all of the RPS, GPHC, and PSNC standards for pharmacist training. We chose not to have our course accredited by the RPS because this is not an NHS requirement and the cost of RPS accreditation would result in an increase in cost of the course unnecessarily.
Our primary aim for this training is to make it as cost effective and easily accessible for pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.
Face-to-Face Workshop Training
The face-to-face workshop training is divided in to 3 simple steps:
Step 1: Complete the online learning
Step 2: Attend a face-face-to-face practical training workshop (as little as 1 hour for those that are experienced, and up to 4 hours for those that need additional support)
Step 3: Complete an online assessment Receive your certificate of completion
Online Refresher Course
If you have already attended a face-to-face workshop in the last 3 years, then use our online refresher course to update your knowledge for this years NHS flu jab service.
You will have access to ALL of the online learning materials, and you will also receive a CPD certificate of course completion!
The online refresher course includes all of the learning materials from the full workshop, so you will receive comprehensive training on all aspects of the flu jab service. There is also a short online assessment which leads to a certificate of completion for you to use for your CPD records.
Why pharmacists choose our course.
Our course is the only course both designed and delivered by practicing clinical pharmacists with experience of delivering vaccination services in community pharmacy, GP practice and hospitals.
Whilst being comprehensive it is designed in a manner which offers the convenience of online learning together with a practical workshop session to help improve injection administration skills and CPR.
Our course caters for community pharmacists, GP practice pharmacists, hospital pharmacists. Other healthcare professionals including nurses and GP practice support staff are also welcome to attend.
We provide comprehensive online content which can be viewed before and after the workshop to aid learning. This provides a great reference source for use after the workshop.
Practical Injection Training
At the workshop we focus on the practical injection techniques. You will learn how to administer: intramuscular / subcutaneous / intradermal and intranasal flu injections to adults, children and babies.
Basic Life Support Training
We provide practical basic life support training at the workshop. You will learn how to give CPR to an adult, a child, and a baby. Other important aspects of basic life support are covered in the online learning materials, including how to use an AED device.
Anaphylaxis Management & Adrenaline
You will learn how to recognise and deal with anaphylactic reactions. You will also learn how to use adrenaline in a patient suffering with an anaphylactic reaction.
NHS Service Spec & PGD
We provide up to date information and advice on the NHS flu vaccine service specification and patient group direction (PGD). We also provide information and advice on the use of private PGDs.
Standard Operating Procedures & information
We provide SOPs and information which you can use to immediately deliver an excellent service to your patients. Our course was designed by a clinical community pharmacist / independent prescriber, who runs a range of NHS and private services from his own pharmacy in Oakham. During our training he shares his experiences and provides useful hints and tips which have been beneficial for less experienced pharmacists.