Immunisation foundation course for HCAs- 16 CPD hours!

The Trainer

Julie Hardman – One of the first qualified practice nurses in the UK. She then went on to become a Practice Nurse trainer, then a lead for
Practice Nurses in a PCG & PCT.
She has worked within quality and education, and helped to develop the
National Curriculum for Immunisers with Public Health England and also
helped with the HCA curriculum.
Julie was a nurse for 44 years and has also been a midwife. She has been
teaching Imms and Vacs for over 24 years. With a degree in General Practice Nursing, a Masters in Education and
currently a Nurse Lecturer on the NMC register, your training is in safe hands
with Julie!


       Commence development of practice that fully adheres to the aims, principles and practice of the influenza, shingles and pneumococcal vaccination programmes

·       Commence development of practice that fully adheres to quality and safety related to vaccination and injections

·       Commence development of practice that fully adheres to the law


  • Infectious diseases and the immune system
  • Seasonal influenza, pneumococcal disease and shingles
  • Pandemic influenza, swine flu and avian flu
  • Viruses and bacteria
  • How antivirals, antibiotics and vaccines work
  • How vaccines provide individual and herd immunity
  • Pernicious anaemia and how vitamin B12 injections work
  • At risk groups and their eligibility for vaccines
  • Communication: what advice to give to patients and families
  • Administration of vaccines and injections
  • Side effects, contraindications and precautions
  • The anatomy of injection site
  • Correct administration techniques for intramuscular, subcutaneous and intranasal vaccination
  • Practical injection sessions
  • Storage and handling of vaccine and correct waste disposal
  • Allergy, anaphylaxis and adverse events
  • Anaphylaxis management and the requirement for BLS training
  • Legal, professional and indemnity requirements regarding administration of prescription only medications by HCSWs
  • Legal requirements regarding consent, documentation and confidentiality
  • Competence: assessment, supervised practice and delegation

The price

This course costs £300+VAT per person for a full 2 day course, however, if you are interested in booking a bespoke course for your company, we are very happy to discuss discounts. Please contact us at

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