The Childhood Immunisation Team provides coordination
and support to ensure the delivery of an effective immunisation
programme, other than that which occurs in front line immunisation
What does the team do?
Responsible for the
collection of data on immunisation uptake, reporting to DH, HPA,
NHS London and local commissioners
- Identification of areas of low uptake and the design of
interventions to address these (in collaboration with Public
- Management of the neonatal hepatitis B and BCG vaccination
- Provision of a three borough (LSL) helpline giving expert
clinical advice service to healthcare professionals
- Management of training for all staff required to undertake
immunisation (foundation, refresher, update and targeted)
- Health Promotion - Information and promotion of immunisation
awareness and of childhood immunisation services to the population
of Lewisham using mass media advertising and any appropriate
- Run by the Consultant Community Paediatrician and the
Immunisation Coordinator, an Immunisation advisory clinic addresses
issues of medical history that might contra-indicate childhood
immunisations or issues of parental concern that cannot be dealt
with by other means. Referrals into the ad-hoc clinic are made by
doctors or nurses in general practice or community services
How can you contact the team?
T: 020 7138 1444
Who are the key staff?
We are a small team of Immunisation specialists and administration
staff based at Kaleidoscope Children and Young People’s Centre in
Michael Corr MCommH FRSPH, Immunisation Co-ordinator for
Lewisham Healthcare NHS Trust and NHS Lewisham, has worked in
childhood immunisations in developing countries for 11 years for
UNICEF, ODA, CUSO, WHO and MSF establishing innovative and
sustainable programmes. He was head of immunisation promotion for
England and Wales at the Health Education Authority and the DH for
Dr Kenneth Nwosu, Associate Specialist, is medical adviser for
the service and has been in this role for 8 years.
Ms Melek Tuluk has been with the team for just over a year as
Immunisation services administrator. She manages the immunisation
helpline and co-ordinates the neonatal hepatitis B programme.
What else do you need to know?
DH immunisation information for HCPs
The “Green Book” – Immunisation policy for England
Immunisation information for the general public
Access to Lewisham-specific information
Where To Next?