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Central Midland Screening and Immunisation Team Update

The Screening and Immunsation team for NHS East Midlands and Central have realeased their latest bulletin

This months edition includes information on:

Immunisation information:

  • Vaccine Updates December 2018 and January 2019 – for Information
  • FMD (Falsified Medicines Directive) – for information
  • Flu Vaccine ordering 2019/20- for information and action
  • PGDs – for information and action

Screening Information:

  • National Public Health England (PHE) Cervical Screening Campaign – for information and action
  • Local screening initiatives – for information
  • Derby Cytology Laboratory – for information

Sample Taker letter


The Screening and Immunisation team for NHS East Midlands and Central have released their latest bulletin.

This months edition includes information on:

Immunisation information

  • · Hep A vaccine supplies – for information
  • · Co-administration of PPV and shingles vaccines – for information
  • · Flu Vaccines for 2019/20 – for information and action
  • · Egg allergy and MMR – for information
  • · Vaccine Update – for Information
  • · PGDs – PCV13 and PGD use in the event of a cold chain breach - for information and action

Immunisation Specifications and Contracts

· Commercially available template/ search – for information

Vaccines for 2019/20 seasonal flu

PGD Document


The Screening and Immunisation Team for NHS East Midlands and Central have released their latest bulletin.

This edition includes information on:

Immunisation Information

  • Flu vaccine supply – for information and action
  • Pertussis vaccination for travellers to Australia – for information
  • Rotavirus – for information
  • PPV vaccine supply – for information and action
  • PGDs – for information

Screening Information

Cervical Screening

  • HPV Primary Screening implementation - for information and action
  • PCSE new online form - for information
  • Screening e-learning for GPs - for information

Hep A Vaccine Supply:

Some remaining PHE central stock of HepA vaccine, procured for GUM clinic use as part of the emergency response to the MSM-related outbreak last year, is now available to order free of charge from ImmForm by GPs and NHS hospital pharmacies, while stock lasts. This temporary availability via ImmForm is to prevent wastage as stock is approaching expiry in 2019. A small amount of vaccine has been kept aside for incidents. Available stock includes:

  • Vaqta (18+)
  • Havrix adult (16+)
  • Havrix junior (under 15 years)

This stock can be used for all Green Book indications, but preferably for MSM, household contacts of cases, people with chronic liver disease and people who inject drugs.

The team have also released a document on PCV PGD. It becomes valid on 1st February.  The current PCV PGDs (SIPGD 009 PCV13 in Leicestershire and Lincolnshire and SMH SIPGD 009 in Northamptonshire) are subject to a Notice of extension of Patient Group Direction validity until 31 January 2019,  after which time the document should instead be used.  It will be submitted for publication on our webpages – at the end of January.


The Screening and Immunisation Team for NHS East Midlands and Central have released their latest bulletin as well as a statement on aTIV

This edition includes information on:

  • Current flu season aTIV (Fluad) supplies
  • Current flu season QIV vaccine supplies
  • Adult flu vaccine ordering 2019/20
  • Care home vaccination coverage
  • Adult flu vaccine ordering 2019/20
  • Rabies vaccine - post-exposure
  • Vaccine Update November 2018 issue
  • PCV13
  • PGD webpages

As many of you may have seen, Central Midlands Screening and Immunisation Team have released a bulletin with information on the following:

Immunisation Information

  • • Seasonal Flu
  • • Pregnant women and flu
  • • Vaccine Updates
  • • CHIS reconciliation process
  • • PGDs
  • • Flu letters to 2 and 3 year olds
  • • Useful links and resources
  • • MMR update
  • • HPV eligibility
  • • Immunisation training

Cervical Screening Information

  • Sample Takers
  • Notify PCSE of Ceasing, Deferral or Amendment
  • Patient correspondence sent to Gwendolen House in Leicester
  • University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) - Cervical Samples Acceptance

The full bulletin can be found here.