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

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 PGD 14a PCVRiskGroups v04 00 Feb 2020 (expires Feb 2022) ( pdf, 228 KB ) (405 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 14 PCV v03 Feb 2020 *NEW* (expires Feb 2022) ( pdf, 265 KB ) (410 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 12. Haemophilus influenzae type b and meningococcal C conjugate vaccine (Hib/MenC) August 2020 (expires July 2022) ( pdf, 265 KB ) (268 downloads) Popular
pdf 9. PGD 9 Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine Nasal Spray Suspension (LAIV) v09 00 Sept 2020 (expires Mar 21) ( pdf, 397 KB ) (318 downloads) Popular
pdf 8. PGD 8 Inactivated Influenza v08 00 Sept 2020 (expires Mar 21) ( pdf, 364 KB ) (388 downloads) Popular
pdf 8b. PGD 8b Flublok v01 00 23Nov2020 (expires 31Mar21) ( pdf, 329 KB ) (95 downloads)
pdf 8. PGDV08 00 Extension of Eligible Cohorts from Nov20 (expires 31Mar21) ( pdf, 138 KB ) (103 downloads) Popular
pdf C0956 PfizerBioNTechCOVID-19PGD v02 00 (updated 5 January 2021) ( pdf, 383 KB ) (76 downloads)
pdf C1012 Patient Group Direction for COVID 19 Vaccine Astra Zeneca (6 January 2021) ( pdf, 378 KB ) (68 downloads)