Improving Seasonal Flu Immunisation in the Clinical At Risk Population

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Partner organisations: Health Protection Scotland, NHS Lanarkshire

Immunisation is a critical, cost-effective element in preventing the transmission of infectious diseases. Seasonal flu immunisation is the simplest way to prevent the spread of flu.

A previous small pilot in 11 GP practices in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHS GGC) demonstrated a small but significant improvement on flu vaccination uptake when individualised feedback to practices was provided on their last year’s performance and review of their procedures.

NHS GGC undertook a 12 month project to encourage all GP Practices with below average flu vaccine uptake to self-audit their flu vaccine processes and share and disseminate an individualized feedback report with recommendations to improve uptake. The rationale was to identify what lessons could be learned to develop a collaborative approach to improve seasonal flu uptake in future seasons.

The project was supported by grant funding from the ihub's Improvement Fund in 2016-2017.

  • What was the approach?
  • What was the impact?
  • What was the learning?
  • What are the next steps?