Focus on vaccines and immunisations – updated November 2020

  • Vaccinations and immunisations

Updated text (November 2020):

The BMA’s guidance of 10 November 2020 on the latest vaccination programme and fees is available by clicking here.


Previous text (June 2012):

This revised General Practitioners Committee (GPC) ‘focus on vaccines and immunisations’ guidance has now been updated following the publication of the amendments to the Additional Services section of the NHS Regulations 2004 (Annex BA of the Statement of Financial Entitlements (SFE)) on 30 April 2012.

In 2004, everything in the Red Book was transferred unchanged and carried into the new GMS contract as an additional service. These regulations became out of date because of changes in the vaccines themselves and continued to contain inappropriate references, such as smallpox. This did not prevent their being carried over into the new contract. The amendments to the SFE now reflect current practice and attempts to clarify the previous regulations to make them fully up to date, and are not intended to introduce any new work.

The Amendments to the SFE are also available on the DH website.