Resources for guidance on immunisation

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The Pharmacy Stakeholder Forum is a joint initiative between the Pharmacy Council of NSW, the NSW Ministry of Health and other pharmacy organisations representing most NSW pharmacists. You may have seen the Forum communique  sent to PDL members in October 2022.

As mentioned in the communique, the purpose of the Forum is to:

• monitor regulatory issues that impact on the governance and performance of NSW pharmacists and owners of NSW pharmacies;
• identify key communication messages for pharmacists related to their obligations and responsibilities in respect of the law, policies, guidelines and standards;
• develop an integrated approach to communicating with pharmacists;
• encourage a collaborative approach to the promotion of clinical governance and legislative compliance amongst pharmacists.

Forum representatives are developing several resources to support NSW pharmacists. They are intended to be used as tools for pharmacists in conjunction with their overall knowledge and autonomous practice.

The following documents are the fourth round of resources and offer guidance on immunisation.

  1. Immunisation flow chart
  2. Supporting resources for immunisation in NSW

It is hoped that pharmacists and pharmacy owners will utilise the immunisation flow chart as a guide to help ensure pharmacists-initiated immunisation services are conducted in accordance with all legal and professional requirements.

The supporting resources document provides useful background information, linked resources to information from NSW Health, relevant legislation, professional guidelines, training and general information for pharmacists immunisers.

If you have questions regarding the material published so far, please contact the PDL Professional Officers.

For immediate advice and incident support, call PDL on 1300 854 838 to speak with one of our Professional Officers. We are here to support our pharmacist members 24/7.