​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ We are refreshing how you will receive your Immunisation Education

Commencing in 2017, face-to-face immunisation updates change to become more flexible and more convenient to support the growing number of immunisation providers.  ​

The requirements for registered nurses and midwives to maintain their authority to provide immunisation services are detailed in the policy directive Immunisation Services - Authority for Registered Nurses and Midwives​ - Document Number PD2015_011

HNELHD employees need to enrol in the education sessions via the My Health Learning site.​​ Immunisers working at external medical practice/health facilities please download the registration form and email to HNELHD-PHImmunisation@health.nsw.gov.au

During 2019 HNE PHU will be conducting Immunisation Education Session on following dates:

DayDateLocationTime
​​Wednesday  6/11/2019Inverell Community Health Centre/Computer Training Room
13:00 - 17:00
Thursday 7/11/2019Armidale Community Health Centre/Conference Room 1
1​3:00 - 17:00
Friday8/11/2019Glen Innes Health Service/Lecture Room 09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday  19/11/2019
John Hunter Campus/JHH Small Lecture Theatre 6067
1​3:00 - 17:00
Thursday
21/11/2019Forster Community Health/ Education Room
13:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
  27/11/2019Cessnock District Health Service/CDH - Meeting Room 
1​3:00 - 17:00
Thursday
28/11/2019John Hunter Campus/JHH Small Lecture Theatre 6067 
13:00 - 17:00
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The specific requirements regarding immunisation education are as follows:

  • Have a commitment to continuous self-education to ensure professional competence to practice as an immunisation service provider.
  • Annually review best practice policy for immunisation to maintain authority to immunise. This may be, but is not limited to, attendance at updates or seminars on current practices. ​​
  • HNE Population Health will assist you in meeting these requirements by providing the following new education strategy which will have two components.
  • An online package for information which does not vary regularly such as vaccine storage and anaphylaxis
  • Refer to 'To The Point newsletters' for up to the minute changes and reinforcement of messages. 

In addition to the above we will conduct:

  • A local immunisation conference in August 2019
  • A handful of traditional 4-hour face to face updates in distant rural areas for Authorised RN’s unable to travel to the conference.
  • A small number of face to face updates targeted at Authorised RN’s newly completed the College of Nursing course.
We hope this new arrangement will support all immunisation providers, including GPs in being current with immunisation matters in a more timely manner.

All self-directed continuing professional development (CPD) should be recorded.  Click here for the Nursing and Midwifery Board Evidence Record.   ​​