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On behalf of the Scottish Government’s Vaccination Transformation Programme (VTP), NHS Health Scotland hosted 3 regional events focusing on transforming vaccination services.

13 March 2019 9:30
28 March 2019 16:00
Wednesday 13th March - Aberdeen Monday 18th March - Edinburgh Thursday 28th March - Glasgow

Event description

Responsibility for delivering vaccination services is transferring from General Practice / Primary Care to the wider NHS workforce as part of the Primary Care Transformation Programme.

As a result of these changes, we wish to support a wide range of stakeholders to build knowledge and understanding of the vital importance of vaccination as a public health issue in protecting our communities from the risk of vaccine-preventable diseases.


 These events were aimed at:

  • Health and social care service commissioners, planners and managers
  • Integration Authority Chief Officers, planners and managers
  • General practitioners and general practice managers
  • Primary Care Improvement Plan leads, GP Sub-committee and Local Medical Committee members
  • Directors of Public Health, Nursing & Midwifery
  • Chief Social Work Officers


Delegates heard about progress made during the first year of the VTP and plans for Year 2.

 Participants had the opportunity to increase their knowledge and understanding of:

  • the complex range of vaccination programmes currently delivered to our local populations
  • vaccination as a key public health issue and the potential consequences if vaccination uptake rates are not maintained / increased as services are being redesigned
  • new service delivery models being developed, tested and implemented across Scotland
  • the role of vaccination in reducing health inequalities, e.g. how we can improve access to vaccination services for different population groups in our communities


Dates and locations


Aberdeen - Wednesday 13 March 2019 

Primarily for those working in Grampian, Highland, Tayside, Orkney & Shetland. 

Powerpoint presentations are now available to view. 

Edinburgh  Monday 18 March 2019 

Primarily for those working in Borders, Fife, Forth Valley and Lothian. 

Powerpoint presentations are now available to view.

Glasgow  Thursday 28 March 2019 

Primarily for those working in Ayrshire & Arran, Dumfries & Galloway, Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Lanarkshire and Western Isles. Argyll & Bute colleagues were also welcome.

Powerpoint presentations are now available to view.