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Introduction to Immunisation

Introduction to Immunisation

Introduction to Immunisation

David Elliman and Helen Bedford
David Elliman and Helen Bedford
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 03 Sep 2018
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This session describes the knowledge and competencies required of healthcare professionals to advise on and deliver immunisation programmes.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Give an overview of the Health Protection Agency core curriculum for immunisation training and competencies
• Formulate a learning plan for this module and that of Core Learning
• Access current vaccine policy both in the Green Book and the Chief Medical Officer’s Letters
• Describe the current UK vaccine schedule
David Elliman and Helen Bedford

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David Elliman and Helen Bedford
on behalf of Health Education England

David Elliman -
David’s main interests are in immunisation, screening and preventative child health in general.

He is an immunisation co-ordinator and writes for various audiences on immunisation and lectures at a local and national level. He is a member of the UK National Screening Committee and is intimately involved in two of the newborn programmes.

He is part of the Expert Group advising on the Healthy Child Programme and also is a writer and co-editor on the Programme.

Helen Bedford -
Helen Bedford is Professor of Children’s Health, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London. She practised as a hospital nurse and then a health visitor before joining ICH in 1986.

At UCL ICH, her time is spent teaching and researching. Her research focuses mainly on childhood immunisation and the personal child health record (PCHR). She chairs the national working group, hosted by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, which oversees developments in the PCHR. Helen contributes to immunisation training for primary health care professionals in PCTs, speaks at courses and conferences and has written for a variety of audiences on aspects of childhood immunisation. She is co-director of the MSc in Paediatrics and Child Health, at UCL ICH, leading on the Community Child Health pathway.

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