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MMR vaccination programme

Purpose and outline

Following advice from Public Health England, the Chief Medical Officer recommended a catch-up temporary vaccination programme for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) to respond to the outbreak of infection.

The MMR catch-up programme has been agreed between NHS Employers on behalf of NHS England and the BMA General Practitioners Committee. The programme continues from the previous year unchanged. GP practices, who vaccinate patients who were previously unvaccinated, can claim reimbursement.

Where a programme is CQRS/manual only, practices are required to use the clinical codes as provided in the technical requirements document on NHS Employers website. Business rules will not be provided, so practices should decide the best mechanism for reporting the figures, either by developing their own templates or by working with their system supplier to create a template.

How this service is commissioned and provided

This service is provided by NHS England as a GMS contract requirement.

NHS England service specifications

NHS Employers - guidance and technical requirements.


Information about this service

Quality service start date: 1 April 2019

Quality service end date: 31 March 2020

Payment period: Monthly

Collection frequency: Monthly

Manual or automatic entry: A monthly manual entry programme to be provided by CQRS

Included in data collection: No applicable - no automatic collection

Co-commissioning: No

System type: Vaccination and immunisation (V&I)

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Service guide

Our service guides describes how to participate, manually enter and declare achievement for this service. Activity and achievement should be recorded monthly.

Payment count and clinical codes

No business rules are published for manual services. 

Last edited: 18 July 2019 1:03 pm