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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) has moved to a new hosting environment.  To access Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice go to Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice Turas LEARN

Please review the following documents to support you in the use of the PEIP programme

Accessing PEIP on TURAS Learn
Student registration, sign in and locating PEIP on Turas Learn
Student sign off process
Issue reporting

The updated guidance material for the Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice: Guide for Students, Facilitators and their Employers is designed to support students and their facilitators through the programme and has recently been updated. Please view the document using the above link.

Full details regarding the transition arrangements are provided in our FAQs document. Download the PEIP FAQs (pdf) and the support documents listed above.

If you have any queries, please contact


Aditional resources:

Immunisation update 2018 -Information for registered healthcare practitioners- External link- Dr J. Claire Cameron    FFPH- Strategic Lead, Vaccine Preventable Diseases-NHS National Services Scotland

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) UPDATED Feb 2019

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)