A variety of workforce education resources have been developed to support the Scottish Immunisation Programme.  These resources have been developed by NHS Education for Scotland in partnership with Public Health Scotland.

Please note:  These educational resources continue to be updated as required to support this programme but do not replace the clinical judgement of practitioners. Practitioners should refer to the Public Health England Green Book Chapter when administering vaccines.  

Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice (PEIP)

The Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice (PEIP) programme supports registered healthcare practitioners whose remit includes immunisation, whether advice giving or administration. 

You can access PEIP at https://learn.nes.nhs.scot/2216/promoting-effective-immunisation-practice-peip


Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice (PEIP) : Healthcare Support Workers (HCSW)

The Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice (PEIP): Healthcare support workers (HCSWs) programme has been developed for Healthcare Support Workers (HCSWs) on Level 3 or 4 of the NHS Career Framework, who have achieved education and training to Level 6 or 7 of the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework and have at least two years experience as a HCSW who works as part of a team delivering specific vaccinations as part of the Scottish Immunisation Programme.

Storage and handling of vaccines

This recently updated unit forms part of the Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice programme.  It is available here as a stand-alone module for colleagues wishing to update their knowledge on this specific aspect of immunisation practice to complete.

Immunisation education video

This webinar aims to highlight the knowledge and skills pathway for immunisers in Scotland and signposts to existing learning resources.  It explains the learning pathway to being an immuniser including how competence can be assessed and how immunisers can maintain their clinical currency. 

Immunisation update autum 21019

Watch the video from Dr Claire Cameron, Strategic Lead, Vaccine Preventable Diseases, NHS National Services Scotland on Immunisation update 2019 -Information for registered healthcare practitioners

Immunisation Resources - Vaccine Specific

Education resources have been developed in respect of the various vaccines. 

Please select the relevant heading from the menu on the left hand side to access the resources speciic to the vaccine.