2016 Report details for project: Childhood Flu Immunisation Programme

Project name: Childhood Flu Immunisation Programme - there are 3 reports for this project: 2015, 2016, 2017
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Organisation: DOH (D12) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2016 (data is from Sept 2015)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: To extend the current flu programme to children aged two to less than 17 years as part of DH legal obligations, under the 2010 NHS Constitution.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: This is an accurate assessment at this stage, given the programme's scale and ambition. IPA reviews in February and July 2015 made useful recommendations for improving governance, management information and contingency planning, which are being implemented. The 2015/16 season will see flu vaccine offered to children in primary schools (years 1 and 2) for the first time and the programme board is focused on supporting delivery partners in this endeavour. We expect vaccine supply to be in place in time to meet school schedules. A lessons learned exercise will be undertaken over the coming months to inform planning and rollout for subsequent seasons.
Start date: 2013-09-03
End date: 2018-09-01
Schedule text: The programme continues to roll out in line with planning. Evidence from previous years will inform decisions about the pace of rollout in future years. The next IPA review is scheduled for July 2016.
Baseline: £69.28m
Forecast: £69.28m
Variance: None%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £348.00m
WLCost text: The budgeted WLC provides for rollout to all primary school years, i.e. as far as year 6. The WLC figure is informed by the number of children eligible for the vaccine, the vaccine price and the costs of administration (which is commissioned by NHS England). The WLC figure has been unchanged since Q2 14/15 and is consistent with actual costs incurred so far, but the existing vaccine contract expires in 2017/18 and future administration costs are also subject to some negotiation, which may affect programme costs. Decisions about rollout beyond primary schools would carry additional budgetary implications. Once rollout has been completed and the programme has ended, children will be vaccinated annually against flu as part of normal business.
Notes1: Budget variance less than 5%
Sourcefile: IPA_2016.csv

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