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Seven steps to achieving better flu vaccine uptake (1 CPD hour)

Full CPD module

This module offers GPs advice on maximising QOF points from the new flu vaccine programme, including:

  • Reviewing flu vaccine uptake rates
  • Targeting at-risk patients
  • Co-ordinating vaccination plans with midwives
  • Aiming for national targets

After reading this article you will be asked to record your learning points and some action points to earn a suggested 1 CPD credit. Below are some suggested questions to reflect on as you work through the module:

  1. What has flu vaccine uptake been like in previous years?
  2. How can you better use your practice skill mix – especially thinking of nurses and midwives – to organise your vaccine programme?
  3. What will your expenses be for this year’s campaign, for instance in procuring the vaccine, staffing costs and sending out invitations to patients?
  4. How much QOF income could you generate from a higher rate of uptake?
  5. How will you implement the Department of Health’s 10-step guidance in your practice?

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