Immunisation training of healthcare support workers: national minimum standards and core curriculum

The minimum standards of training for healthcare support workers (HCSWs) to administer influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations to adults.


National minimum standards and core curriculum for immunisation training of healthcare support workers

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This guidance, originally published in April 2012, defines the standards that may be considered a minimum for HCSW immunisation training and to provide assistance to those responsible for developing and delivering training.

The guidance has been revised in September 2015 to include additional training requirements and considerations for HCSWs involved in the delivery of the children’s intranasal influenza and adult shingles vaccine programmes and to include new and updated guidance on delegation, competency assessment, Patient Group Directions and Patient Specific Directions.

Published 30 May 2012
Last updated 28 September 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated to include additional training requirements.

  2. First published.