NHS England Patient Group Directions

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Patient Group Directions

Patient Group Directions (PGD) for the supply and administration of general vaccinations.

The legal definition of a PGD is "a written instruction for the supply and/or administration of a licensed medicine (or medicines) in an identified clinical situation, signed by a doctor or dentist and a pharmacist". It applies to groups of patients who may not be individually identified before presenting for treatment.

NHS England/PHE has produced a suite of Patient Group Directions (PGDs) for Practices who have been commissioned by NHS England to deliver immunisations as set out in the Section 7a agreement.

The PGDs cover the authorisation of staff, documentation, audit requirements and general guidance on best practice required to safely administer vaccines.

Please note: This page is not routinely reviewed and it is the clinician’s responsibility to ensure that the PGDs they are using are up to date. If a PGD has expired and it has not been updated, these immunisations should be administered under a Patient Specific Direction (PSD) instead.

Travel Immunisation PGDs

For more information, please see https://www.england.nhs.uk/east-of-england/information-for-professionals/east-of-england-immunisation-team/

Any queries relating to any of these PGDs please contact NHS England: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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pdf Patient Group Direction: PfizerBioNTech COVID-19 v04 6.8.21(expires 31.3.22) ( pdf, 400 KB ) (85 downloads)
pdf Patient Group Direction: AstraZeneca ChAdOx1 S recombinant COVID-19 vaccine v4 12.5.21 (expires 31.3.22) ( pdf, 404 KB ) (76 downloads)
pdf 7. PGD 7 HPV v04 00 Sept2021 (expires 31.8.23) ( pdf, 305 KB ) (56 downloads)
pdf 9. PGD 9 Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine Nasal Spray (LAIV) v10 Sept2021 (expires 31.3.22) ( pdf, 386 KB ) (97 downloads)
pdf 8. PGD 8 Inactivated Influenza v09 00 Sept2021 (expires 31.3.22) ( pdf, 346 KB ) (104 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 20 DTaPIPVHibHepB v03 00 Sept2021 (expires 31.8.23) ( pdf, 329 KB ) (55 downloads)
pdf PGD 13 Shingles (Zostavax) v10 00 Updated Sept2021 (expires 31.8.23) ( pdf, 307 KB ) (50 downloads)
pdf PGD 13a Shingrix v01 00 Sept2021 (expires 31.8.23) ( pdf, 265 KB ) (57 downloads)
pdf Patient Group Direction: Comirnaty COVID-19 mRNA vaccine v1 Aug21 (expires 31.3.22) ( pdf, 389 KB ) (29 downloads)