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London rolls out additional evening and weekend GP appointments

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Scottish BMA meeting endorses new GP contract

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New primary care guidance for commissioners issued

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  • Scottish GPs approve new contract

    Scottish GPs approve new contract

    Monday, 22 January 2018 15:00
  • London rolls out additional evening and weekend GP appointments

    London rolls out additional evening and weekend GP appointments

    Monday, 18 December 2017 14:22
  • Scottish BMA meeting endorses new GP contract

    Scottish BMA meeting endorses new GP contract

    Tuesday, 05 December 2017 11:05
  • NHS England to press ahead with curbs on prescribing items with little evidence base

    NHS England to press ahead with curbs on prescribing items with little evidence base

    Friday, 01 December 2017 10:32
  • New primary care guidance for commissioners issued

    New primary care guidance for commissioners issued

    Tuesday, 21 November 2017 14:54

a vaccination syringes image cbAugust 14 2017

The Scottish Government has published updated details for several directed enhanced services relating to vaccination. Public Health Wales has also published information around introducing hepatitis B vaccine into the regular vaccine schedule for infants.

 A series of NHS Circulars in Scotland cover the:

  • Influenza and pneumococcal immunisation DES
  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Immunisation Scheme - Year 5 DES
  • Meningitis B (Men B) infant vaccination programme DES

These follow on from announcements last week relating to the upcoming seasonal flu vaccination programme.

Public Health Wales has issued details on the introduction of the hexavalent, DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB, (6:1) vaccine which includes protection against hepatitis B in to the routine schedule for infants.

Welsh Health Circular WHC (2017) 039 follows on from the previous WHC (2017) 022 “which initially outlined the change from Pediacel and Infanrix/IPV+Hib to Infanrix hexa for routine childhood immunisations at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age for children born on or after August 1 2017.”

“Health professionals are reminded that there is no change to the timing of the vaccines given as part of the routine schedule as the new hexavalent (6:1) vaccine is a direct replacement for the previous pentavalent (5:1) vaccine; however there are changes to the selective schedule for babies born to hepatitis B infected mothers,” said PHW.

Links:
SEHD Influenza and pneumococcal immunisation directed enhanced service        
SEHD Shingles (herpes zoster) immunisation scheme: year 5 directed enhanced service     
SEHD Meningitis B (Men B) infant vaccination programme directed enhanced service         
PHW announcement WHC (2017) 039 Hepatitis B for babies         
Today’s GP coverage of flu vaccination announcements  

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January 22 2018 An updated respiratory health plan for Wales has been published, taking forward the national strategy for the next three years.