Guidance

Immunisation training standards for healthcare practitioners

This document sets the standards and lists the essential topics which should be incorporated into immunisation training for registered healthcare practitioners.

Documents

National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners

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In order to ensure the ongoing delivery of a high quality, safe and effective immunisation programme that achieves high uptake, it is important that all practitioners involved in immunisation have a high level of knowledge and are confident in immunisation policy and procedures.

To gain this, they need to receive comprehensive foundation training, regular updates, supervision and support.

The aim of the national standards is to describe the training that should be given to all practitioners engaging in any aspect of immunisation so that they are able to confidently, competently and effectively promote and administer vaccinations.

Published 7 February 2018