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BSA Hints & Tips published

Exemptions and flu vaccine administration

November 4th 2022

Tagged: Dispensary guidance news England Wales

By Ailsa Colquhoun

NHS BSA has published its October issue of Hints and Tips (Issue 49)

For dispensing GPs, this contains the following information:

Exemption Certificates
Teams are reminded that patients who are pregnant or have had a baby in the last 12 months need a maternity exemption certificate. Patients with certain medical conditions need a medical exemption certificate before they are entitled to free NHS prescriptions.

The rules around entitlement to free NHS prescriptions can be confusing. Patients can check if they are entitled to free NHS prescriptions at

NHS BSA has published a patient exemption checking guide.

2022/23 Seasonal Flu vaccine reimbursement
2022/23 flu reimbursement claims are subject to review. Teams are advised to record the vaccines you order, receive and administer. NHS BSA has also published vaccine reimbursement tips.