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Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice is an online 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.


Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice (PEIP) will be moving to a new hosting environment from 19th February 2018 for new learnersPEIP will close for existing learners on the current platform from 21st March 2018.   Full details regarding the transition arrangements are provided in our FAQs document. Download the PEIP FAQs (pdf)
If you have any queries, please contact

Please watch our annimation below that will provide you with some of the key information, more details will follow in due course.

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, August 2017


Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice - face-to-face training materials

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.

Overview (pdf)

Overview (PowerPoint)

Introductory slides in pdf and PowerPoint format

Facilitators Guide (pdf)
Student Guide (pdf)
Running Order (pdf)

Session 1- Aims, national policy and schedules (pdf)

Session 1-Aims, national policy and schedule (PowerPoint)

Presentation slides in pdf and PowerPoint format

Session 2- Immune system and how vaccines work


Activity: Question Sheet (pdf)

Activity: Answer sheet (pdf)

Session 3- Vaccine preventable diseases (pdf)

Activity: Learning outcomes sheet

Session 4- Legal aspect of vaccination (pdf)

Session 4- Legal aspects of vaccination (PowerPoint)

Presentation slides in pdf and PowerPoint format

Session 5- Vaccine Storage (pdf)

Session 5- Vaccine Storgage (PowerPoint)

Presentation slides in pdf and PowerPoint format

Session 6- Anaphylaxis and other adverse effects (pdf)

Session 6- Anaphylaxis and other adverse effects (PowerPoint)

Presentation slides in pdf and PowerPoint format

Session 7- Communication

Activity: Guidance and scenario (pdf)

Presentation slides (PowerPoint)