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Introduction to Flu for HCAs

6 September 2018 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday 6 September 2018 at Oaks Healthcare (Cowplain Family Practice)

This is an all day event.

Times: 09:15 – 16:00

Food is provided at this event.

9.15-9.30am coffee and registration               9.30am-4pm trainiing day

Influenza Vaccination Training Programme for Health Care Assistants


This one day course is suitable for experienced health care assistants and will provide all of the resources and tools that the HCA will need to deliver influenza immunisations.


A prerequisite for attendance is experience of general practice and evidence of learning, ideally with an NVQ 3; however the HCA can be working towards an NVQ 3 qualification or be deemed as professionally mature and competent in their workplace.


Delegates will receive a comprehensive workbook and competencies to be signed off by a mentor in Practice. The HCA will require a period of supervised practice, and review of practice annually including annual CPR and anaphylaxis updates.


Course content:

  • What is flu – how the immune system works, epidemics and pandemics
  • Undertaking  a risk assessment of the patient prior to immunisation
  • Consent and documentation
  • Legal implications of advanced practice
  • Knowledge of NMC guides to medicine management and patient specific directives
  • This seasons flu campaign; including an over view of recent changes to the programme
  • Safe handling and storage of vaccination including infection control
  • Practical demonstration to include consultation and procedure


Upon completion of the course and workbook, the HCA will have an awareness of the roles and responsibility associated with administration of the influenza vaccination.


The HCA will have received the knowledge and training to administer the seasonal influenza vaccination with the support of a Protocol and Patient Specific Directive.


Please avoid parking at the surgery. There is parking in neighbouring roads or you may prefer to use the pay and display car park just off the A3, London Road, just off  Kings Road in Mission Lane (PO8 8XF)

Location details

Oaks Healthcare (Cowplain Family Practice)
Cowplain Family Practice, 26-30 London Road, Cowplain, Waterlooville, PO8 8DL

Is the training accessible to wheelchairs? Yes

Main contact

Name: Louise Greenwood

Email: louise.greenwood@wessexlmcs.org.uk

Phone: 023 8025 3874

If you have any communication or mobility needs that the event organisers need to be aware of please contact them  in advance of the course to let them know.

All delegate fees are non-refundable.  However, if it has been agreed that a refund is possible, it will be subject to an administration charge of £5 if the delegate fee is £100 or less, or £10 if the delegate fee is more than £100.

Book online

How to make your booking: Please click on website link below for booking details

Name Cost
All GPs and members of staff working within GP practices in the Wessex LMCs’ catchment area. £100.00
Non-members £180.00
BaNES practices ONLY £0.00


6 September 2018
9:15 am - 4:00 pm
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