Guidance has been released by the government for collecting and submitting pertussis and human papillomavirus (HPV) data using ImmForm.
The pertussis step-by-step guide for general practitioners includes graphics as well as a detailed list of instructions.
And the 23-page guidance on submitting HPV data also provides an overview of the HPV vaccination programme and links to other guidance.
The HPV document states: “PCTs ceased to exist on 1 April 2013 following the reorganisation of the NHS, and clinical commissioning groups and area teams now share the responsibilities of commissioning services for their local communities.
“Vaccine uptake data for the 2013/14 HPV vaccination programme are required at PCT level for comparison with previous years’ vaccine uptake for trend analysis and at the local authority (LA) level for the public health outcomes framework requirements.”
The HPV vaccine guidance is available here, and the pertussis guidance is available here.