NHS Digital has been asked by the Secretary of State and NHS England to support the programme by providing flu vaccination data to NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit, the organisation that is providing the national call and recall service on behalf of NHS England.
We are working with suppliers and colleagues in pharmacy, GP and other settings within health and care where flu vaccinations are provided to ensure the right data is transferred safely, securely and appropriately. All data shared by NHS Digital is subject to our robust rules and information governance processes and will only be supplied where there is a clear legal basis for doing so.
This programme of work is part of the national flu immunisation programme 2020/21 and aligned with national guidance from Public Health England’s Green Book (chapter 19) which details flu immunisation guidance for public health professionals.
How the data will be collected
Data will be collected from the following existing national data sets:
- the Personal Demographics Service (PDS)
- the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES)
- Electronic Staff Record (ESR)
- and community and maternity data sets
Data about vaccinations given will be collected at source from locations where vaccinations are administered. The information will be collected through a variety of clinical and administrative systems, including those in GPs, pharmacy, acute care and child health settings.
The data collected from these sources will be quality checked by NHS Digital to ensure it is suitable for the purpose we need to collect it.
Last edited: 22 February 2021 9:34 am