These pages contain a variety of workforce education resources which have been developed by NHS Education for Scotland in partnership with Public Health Scotland to support the Scottish Immunisation Programme. These resources will be of interest to practitioners whose remit includes immunisation, whether administration or giving advice. The Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice Programme (PEIP) can be accessed from here. The pages include vaccine specific learning and learning to help support vaccination practice, such as injection techniques, informed consent, supporting those who experience procedural distress/anxiety and improving vaccine confidence. Learner pathways are available to support practitioners to identify the learning suitable to their needs. Proficiency assessment tools are available for use locally with support and supervision
This learning pathway resource will help you to identify the most relevant learning materials to your role within the vaccination programme.
Those new to vaccination practice may find it useful to undertake the Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice programme for registered practitioners or for healthcare support workers.If you are a returning vaccinator, you may find the self-appraisal tool useful to find out what learning is most relevant to your level of knowledge and experience.
If you are an experienced or current vaccinator and are looking to update your knowledge to support the Winter 2022 vaccination programme, then follow the links to access the education resources relating to Seasonal Flu and COVID-19 Vaccinations.
If you are new or are a returning vaccinator, then you may find some of the generic vaccination resources helpful which can be accessed above. There are learner pathways available to support you to recognise the learning relevant to you in your role.
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
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.
Before you are able to undertake vaccination practice you need to demonstrate that you have achieved the required knowledge and skills. Following completion of vaccine specific learning resources appropriate to the scope of your practice, your achievement of clinical proficiency will be assessed in your workplace. NES/PHS have developed proficiency assessment documents to allow you to demonstrate proficiency:
Once completed and signed off by your facilitator/supervisor, you should retain in your folder of evidence and be made available to your facilitator for the final review of your portfolio.
This resource provides a self appraisal tool to allow Registered Healthcare Practitioners to assess the currency of their immunisation knowledge base and a method to resolve any perceived gaps against national minimum standards. The resource is not formally assessed; however it allows participants and teams to identify areas where they would benefit from accessing elements of the online National Programme ‘Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice’ for registered healthcare practitioners.
Note: Registered Healthcare Practitioners utilising this self appraisal tool should do so under the guidance of their employer. Local education and governance arrangements in relation of assessment of proficiency should be adhered to at all times.
The Healthcare Support Worker (HCSW) Vaccinator education programme has been developed by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and Public Health Scotland (PHS) to help support HCSWs who do not have up to two years previous experience in health or social care.
The education programme has been designed to help support learners as they develop the knowledge and skills they will require to undertake the role of a HCSW alongside gaining proficiency in HCSW vaccination practice.
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 specific to the vaccine.