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The Vaccination and Immunisation National Support Team

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The Vaccination and Immunisation National Support Team (VINST) was established in autumn 2009 and offers support to local partnerships in achieving the Government’s key deliverables in relation to improving immunisation uptake and helping deliver Vital Signs.

A partnership approach at national, regional and local level is key to the successful delivery of these goals.

The VINST provided consultancy-style, tailored support, providing local solutions based on credible expertise and a diagnostic framework. Due to a review of national Department of Health programmes, the VINST ceased to operate at the end of March 2011.

VINST has produced a wide range of materials and practical resources. Much of the work is still highly relevant during this period of major structural change and efficiency savings.
These resources are a summary of local views on good practice. The suggested approaches reflect learnings from a snapshot in time.  Where there is clear established evidence to support interventions, this has been signposted.  These are offered as useful resource for commissioners: use is NOT mandatory.

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