Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Supporting the delivery of immunisation education

I've now had time to read this RCN publication thoroughly and find it to be an excellent document.  As stated in the guidance in section 3, its purpose is to provide a framework for adopting the National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training and the Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training to assure commissioners, health boards and providers that the trainig provided for staff meets appropriate standards.  Information regarding travel health training is also included.  The document also includes a detailed competency framework for use in a workplace. The intention of its design is to support staff and help managers assess competence and knowledge. To download the document click on the image below.  This and the other documents as mentioned above are also illustrated and obtainable from going to my immunisation resources page by clicking here and then scroll down to the bottom of the page to view.

Friday, 3 January 2014

GREEN BOOK - new front cover

The 2006 version of Immunisation Against Infectious Disease, commonly known as the 'Green Book' should no longer be referred to as so many chapters have been updated and new ones added.  All the new chapters are now available online but the latest news is that the publication also has a new cover and 'fresh' content pages - the content titles on these pages will then link you to the appropriate chapter.  To access the page on GOV.UK click on the image below.



Writing this having finished my travel clinic in the surgery with a bit of a headache!  We've just switched over to systmone and I haven't had enough practice at it yet to feel confident nor get the travel template set up sufficiently to my satisfaction!  However, it seems an intuitive package - I think I'm going to like it!

If you read my New Year blog of 2013, you won't be surprised to learn I stayed in this year but actually saw the fireworks from our flat window and on the television simultaneously - well the TV images were a few seconds behind!

Happy New Year  - may it be a healthy and happy one for you all.