Registered healthcare practitioners

In this section you will find resources aimed at registered healthcare practitioners.

The following sections appear on this page:

Core Knowledge for COVID-19 Vaccinators

You can find learning resources to support the development of Core knowledge in this section:

  • Core Knowledge Learning Resource
  • Core Information Document
  • Core Learning Programme for COVID-19 Vaccinators

You will also find a version control log that highlights any updates made to the resources.

Core Learning Programme for COVID-19 Vaccination

This learning programme is designed to provide registered healthcare workers involved in delivering the national COVID-19 vaccination programme with the knowledge they need to safely and effectively deliver the programme and to promote high uptake of the vaccine.  

If you have completed the Promoting Effective Immunisation Programme (PEIP) then there is no need to complete this resource as it is similar content and learning outcomes. 

The resource contains learning activities and an assessment of learning. It will take approximately 60 – 90 minutes depending on your prior knowledge and experience to complete the resource and associated activities. 

Note: You will need to login with your Turas account to view the assessment.

This account is the same as your Turas Appraisal account. If you do not have an account then please register for a free Turas account.

Intramuscular (IM) Injection Technique

IM

This short learning resource on intramuscular injections is intended to support practitioners administering COVID-19 Vaccines:

Vaccine Specific for COVID-19 Vaccinators
patient receiving vaccination

It is important to note that different COVID-19 vaccines may become available and that they will have different storage, dilution/reconstitution and administration requirements. You must be familiar with the specific recommendations for the COVID-19 vaccine you are delivering.

You can find learning resources to support the development of vaccine specific knowledge in this section:

  • Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine learning resource 
  • Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Information document 
  • Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Proficiency document 
  • AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine learning resource 

You will also find a version control log that highlights any updates made to the resources.

Webinars
webinar

In this section you can access the latest webinar recordings and slides. 

Please note the AstraZeneca webinar recording and slides have been removed due to the number of changes to the Green Book guidance. 

Update

Please note: guidance has been updated re the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca. Access the updated slides.

Next Steps

To complete your preparation for administering the COVID-19 vaccine, it is suggested that you also consider undertaking the following in your local area:

Once you have completed the relevant learning resources it is suggested that you identify an experienced vaccination supervisor and complete the following:

Self-declaration

The self-declaration tool enables you to evidence the learning you have completed from the TURAS Learn COVID-19 resources. Once completed the document can be uploaded into your portfolio and shared to provide evidence of your learning. 

How to use the tool 

Once you have completed the learning relevant to your role, download the self-declaration check list and indicate the resources that you have completed and then sign the self-declaration statement. 

Please note: vaccinators should ensure that you follow your local educational and clinical governance arrangements in relation to knowledge and proficiency (including clinical skills) to undertake vaccination.

Evaluation

Please complete the COVID-19 Training Evaluation for Vaccinators. We value your feedback as this helps improve services and resources offered by NES.