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Practices expected to text parents vaccine reminders under Conservative plans

The Conservatives have pledged to roll out a national vaccine reminder system - delivered by GP practices - if the party wins next month's election. 

CNO urges NHS staff to take up free flu jab in open letter

England’s chief nursing officer Ruth May has called on NHS frontline workers to take up their free flu jab and remind their patients to get the vaccine.

Call in all eligible children for flu vaccine by early December, says PHE

Public Health England and NHS England have advised GP surgeries to call in all eligible children for flu vaccination by early December, following an end to the temporary pause in ordering nasal flu vaccines. 

Antibiotic prescribing in primary care in Scotland falls to lowest level on record

Antibiotic use in primary care in Scotland is at its lowest figure since records began.

England misses targets for almost all preschool vaccines in 2018/19, new report finds

A new report by the National Audit Office found that NHS England missed vaccination targets for nearly all preschool vaccines in 2018/19

CPD - Case-based: flu

This case-based module will guide you through the latest evidence in the area of flu

25 million to be offered flu vaccine in England

Record numbers of people in England will be offered a free NHS flu vaccine this winter, Public Health England (PHE) has announced.

Health secretary ‘seriously’ considering compulsory childhood vaccination

Drop in coverage for all childhood vaccinations in the last year, official figures show

Rates of coverage for all 13 childhood vaccinations in England have fallen in the last year, according to new figures released by NHS Digital.

Measles admissions increase by two-thirds in the last year, figures show

The number of hospital admissions for measles has increased by just over 66% in the last year, new figures released by NHS Digital have shown.

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