Increase rate of influenza immunisation for high risk patients

This is a More Involved QI – includes free access to Medicoach

Data searches in PEN CS can help you identify and reach out to at-risk groups for influenza immunisation. See PDSAs below from Central Pottsville Medical Centre for examples of how they used data and a team approach to identify and reach out to at risk groups. Thanks to Lyndall and the team at Central Pottsville Medical for their effort and for sharing with colleagues!

Goal

Increase rate of influenza immunisation for high risk patients.

Measure

Percentage of high-risk patients immunised for influenza.

Starting point
Possible improvement ideas
  • Put a recall and reminder system in place.
  • Notify at-risk patients that immunisations are available.
  • Perform and document opportunistic immunisation for target groups.
  • Review and update policies and procedures for anaphylaxis management.
  • Nominate a GP to consent and document immunisation.
Assistance is available

North Coast PHN has contracted Kim Poyner of Medicoach to provide you with short term assistance on this improvement. Consultations with Kim are specific and unique to your practice and come with practical tools and advice. To access Kim please contact your Primary Health Coordinator or use this form

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