30 September 2012

LMC Minutes Available..

... the confirmed minutes of the September LMC meeting are now available here.

NES specification for pertussis vaccination of pregnant women

Following on from advice from the JCVI, the CMO (England) have asked that commissioners urgently put in place a pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination programme for pregnant women to respond to the outbreak of infection. The GPC and the Department of Health have agreed a National Enhanced Service (NES) for practices to undertake the vaccination of pregnant women from 1 October 2012.

Attached is the NES specification which has been published by the DH is available here.
The NEPCSA are also in the process of putting this NES into the usual format and will be sent out to practices as soon as possible.