Screening and Immunisation Information for non-clinical GP Surgery staff.

These three modules are designed to give an overall impression and insight into the cancer screening and immunisation programmes being offered to adults and children in the UK


Child and Adolescent Immunisations

This is the first of three modules for GP Receptionists and is about child and adolescent immunisation programmes. The World Health Organisation said in 2014 that the two public health interventions that have had the greatest impact on the world’s health are clean water and vaccinations, and this module describes the scope and effectiveness of the UK Childhood Immunisation Programmes.


Adult Immunisations

This is the second module in the GP receptionist training series and is about adult immunisations. There are four adult immunisation programmes commissioned by Public Health England. These are: Flu vaccine, Pneumococcal vaccine (given to children as well) Shingles vaccine and Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine given to pregnant women.


Cancer Screening Programmes

This is the third and final module in the GP receptionist training series and is about cancer screening programmes. Screening is a process of identifying otherwise healthy people who may have an increased chance of a disease or a condition. It  describes the diseases being screened for, how the screening is done, and how non-clinical GP surgery staff can encourage uptake with their clients.