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Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice is an online immunisation education resource that has been developed by NHS Education Scotland and Health Protection Scotland. 

The resource is intended for all health professionals involved in immunisation, including public health nurses, GPs and practice nurses and is based on agreed national standards for immunisation practice.

To access Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice go to In order to proceed with the programme participants will need to contact their local registering officer.

The updated guidance material for the Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice; Guide for Students, Mentors and their Employers that is designed to support students and their mentors/ assessors through the programme has been recentaly update, please view the update document using the above link.

Aditional resources:

Dr Claire Cameron, Strategic Lead, Vaccine Preventable Diseases from NHS National Services Scotland / Health Protection Scotland has provided an update video for Registered HealthCare Practitioners on the Immunisation Programme, September 2016

Scottish _Immunisation _Programme _Update _for _Registered _Healthcare _Practitioners _September _2016_First _Frame

Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice" - development of training programme

NHS Education for Scotland was commissioned by the Scottish Immunisation Programme Implementation Group to develop resources to allow the delivery, by Boards, of an Immunisation "Face to Face' Training programme. This face to face programme is aligned to the knowledge base of the e-learning programme "Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice" however it differs in that it is a facilitated programme and does not include any assessment of theory or practice. Health Boards delivering the 'face to face' programme can decide which assessment strategies best suit their own educational governance procedures.

The programme is suitable for new immunisers and those who wish to update their knowledge regarding immunisation. Materials relating to this resource can be found below.

Facilitators Guide
Student Guide
Running Order
Session 1- Aims, national policy and Schedules
Session 3- Learning Outcomes
Session 4- Legal aspect of vaccination 
Session 5- Vaccine Storage 
Session 6- Anaphylaxis and other adverse effects
Session 7- Communication