17 January 2016

Vaccine Update Special edition - last order and expiry dates of childhood flu nasal vaccine

The latest special edition of the PHE vaccine update number 239  includes information relating to:
  • Last orders of LAIV (FluMist® Quadrivalent) for the childhood flu programme
  • Expiration dates for LAIV vaccine

Patient Group Directions and Patient Specific Directions in General Practice

The GPC guidance Patient Group Directions and Patient Specific Directions in General Practice has been redrafted to clarify the position of PSDs, confirming that they do not necessarily have to be in written form, but can also be a verbal instruction.
 
The new guidance is attached, and is also available on the BMA website via the following link:
 
http://www.bma.org.uk/support-at-work/gp-practices/service-provision/prescribing/patient-group-directions

GP News from the Chair...

latest (14th January 2106) edition available here.