This information can be found on page 7-8 of the Service Specification:
4.1 In order to provide the service, pharmacies must have a consultation room. Vaccinations can be offered in any area of the pharmacy where suitable facilities are available and patient confidentiality is able to be respected. However, the vaccination must take place in the consultation room wherever the patient expresses this preference. The consultation room must comply with the minimum requirements set out below:
the consultation room must be clearly designated as an area for confidential consultations
it must be distinct from the general public areas of the pharmacy premises
it must be a room where both the person receiving services and the pharmacist providing those services are able to sit down together and talk at normal speaking volumes without being overheard by any other person (including pharmacy staff), other than a person whose presence the patient requests or consents to (such as a carer or chaperone)
it must be a room where infection control standards can be maintained
4.2 Vaccinations under this advanced service will usually be carried out on the pharmacy premises, but they can also be undertaken in other suitable locations, such as in the patient’s home, a long-stay care home, a long-stay residential facility or community venues (e.g. community centres).
4.3 Where vaccinations are undertaken off the pharmacy premises, the pharmacy contractor must: ensure that vaccinators have professional indemnity that covers off-site vaccinations; continue to adhere to all professional standards relating to
vaccinations; follow appropriate cold-chain storage measures; ensure that the setting used to administer the vaccinations is appropriate (including ensuring patient confidentiality as appropriate); appropriately dispose of any clinical waste or personal protective equipment used during the vaccination process. Additionally, where vaccinations are undertaken in the patient’s own home (including a care home), contractors must ensure that vaccinators have a valid DBS certificate.
4.4 The pharmacy contractor must ensure that individuals providing the service are competent to do so. Registered pharmacy professionals should demonstrate to the pharmacy contractor that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to provide the service by completing the vaccination services Declaration of Competence (DoC). The pharmacy contractor must keep on the pharmacy premises copies of each DoC completed by any registered pharmacy professionals that they employ/engage to deliver the service.
4.5 The pharmacy contractor must ensure that individuals providing the service are aware of the National Minimum Standards in relation to vaccination training and are compliant with the training requirements within those Standards that apply, including the requirements for face to face training and refresher training for injection technique and basic life support (including administration of adrenaline for anaphylaxis).
4.6 The pharmacy contractor must ensure that staff are appropriately trained and made aware of the risks associated with the handling and disposal of clinical waste and that correct procedures are used to minimise those risks. A needle stick injury procedure must be in place.
4.7 The pharmacy contractor must ensure that staff involved in the provision of this service are advised that they should consider being vaccinated against Hepatitis B and be advised of the risks should they decide not to be vaccinated.