Communication with other healthcare professionals – Consider having a procedure in place for the pharmacy to communicate to the patient’s GP that the patient has been administered the flu vaccine. Details which you may consider appropriate to include could be patient name and address, date of birth, NHS number (if applicable), vaccine details, date of administration, pharmacy name and contact details (please note: this list is not exhaustive).
This information should only shared with the GP or other healthcare professionals after consent for doing this has been obtained from the patient (see guidance above on consent).
You could also consider informing local GPs and other healthcare professionals in your area that you are planning to provide this service from your pharmacy.
Risk assessment – Before beginning the service you should perform a vaccination risk assessment. You should repeat this after any significant event or major incident, related to the service, and reporting it to the commissioner/contractor of the service, where appropriate for further investigation. Any learning from the incident/event should be shared and implemented to ensure the service is continually improved.