Health Protection Scotland (HPS) would like to request that all Scottish designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres (YFVC) now submit their annual, yellow fever vaccine utilisation figures for 2013.
Preferably returns should be submitted electronically, however, they can be mailed or faxed to HPS. A PDF of the vaccine returns form for the period 1Jan to 31 Dec 2013 can be downloaded. Annual returns should be submitted by 1 March 2014.
YFVCs have agreed to abide by the “Conditions of Registration for Designation” (Appendix 1a of the information pack). In order to ensure safe, high quality healthcare for patients and users of the YFVC, HPS requires assessment and audit of the YFVC’s.
A summary of yellow fever vaccinations given in Scotland - 2012 can be viewed on the HPS website:
The Assessment and Audit process has as its purpose the provision of sufficient information by the designated YFVC to enable HPS to have confidence in the competency of the centre to remain a designated centre. Oversight of this process is within the remit of the Clinical Governance Committee of HPS and issues will be directed via this route. (www.hps.scot.nhs.uk)