The cold chain guidance for immunisation providers commissioned by NHS England Cumbria and North East Region has been reviewed and updated. The guidance first issued in 2015 now includes more advice relating to temperature monitoring, especially the use of data loggers. It also contains a key points section at the beginning which can be used as an aid memoire. However, please ensure that all staff responsible for cold chain maintenance are familiar with the whole document.
The ‘Take Action Now’ poster contained in Appendix 3 has been updated. The poster is ideal to place on fridge doors. Please ensure you replace any previous posters with this version.
- Replace any copies of the guidance with this 2017 version.
- Ensure all staff responsible for cold chain maintenance read this version of the guidance and are aware of where to access it when required.
- Add local information to the ‘Take Action Now’ poster and place on fridge doors. Ensure you destroy previous versions.