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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.

Documents

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pdf 2. PGD 02. Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine (DTaP/IPV or dTaP/IPV) Preschool booster Dec 2019 (expires Nov 2021) ( pdf, 270 KB ) (1624 downloads) Popular
pdf 3. PGD 3 TdIPV v03 00 Nov 2019 (expires Oct 2021) ( pdf, 281 KB ) (735 downloads) Popular
pdf 4. Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine March 2020 (expires Feb 2022) ( pdf, 261 KB ) (1981 downloads) Popular
pdf 6. PGD 6 Pertussis Pregnancy v04 Final April 2019 (expires March 2021) ( pdf, 565 KB ) (934 downloads) Popular
pdf 7. PGD 7 HPV v3 May 2019 (expires Aug 2021) ( pdf, 540 KB ) (836 downloads) Popular
pdf 8. PGD 8 Inactivated Influenza v08 00 Sept 2020 (expires Mar 21) ( pdf, 364 KB ) (412 downloads) Popular
pdf 8. PGDV08 00 Extension of Eligible Cohorts from Nov20 (expires 31Mar21) ( pdf, 138 KB ) (129 downloads) Popular
pdf 8b. PGD 8b Flublok v01 00 23Nov2020 (expires 31Mar21) ( pdf, 329 KB ) (124 downloads) Popular
pdf 9. PGD 9 Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine Nasal Spray Suspension (LAIV) v09 00 Sept 2020 (expires Mar 21) ( pdf, 397 KB ) (343 downloads) Popular
pdf C0956 PfizerBioNTechCOVID-19PGD v02 00 (updated 5 January 2021) ( pdf, 383 KB ) (147 downloads) Popular
pdf C1012 Patient Group Direction for COVID 19 Vaccine Astra Zeneca (6 January 2021) ( pdf, 378 KB ) (120 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 11. Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) Sept 2020 (expires Aug 2022) ( pdf, 286 KB ) (1697 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 12. Haemophilus influenzae type b and meningococcal C conjugate vaccine (Hib/MenC) August 2020 (expires July 2022) ( pdf, 265 KB ) (292 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 13 Shingles v08 Final April 2019 (expires March 2021) ( pdf, 552 KB ) (976 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 14 PCV v03 Feb 2020 *NEW* (expires Feb 2022) ( pdf, 265 KB ) (432 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 14a PCVRiskGroups v04 00 Feb 2020 (expires Feb 2022) ( pdf, 228 KB ) (430 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 16 Hep B v02 May 2019 (expires April 2021) ( pdf, 567 KB ) (837 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 16a Hep B Renal v02 May 2019 (expires April 2021) ( pdf, 534 KB ) (733 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 17 Rotavirus v4 July 2019 (expires June 2021) ( pdf, 579 KB ) (810 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 18 Men ACWY v3 July 2019 (expires July 2021) ( pdf, 689 KB ) (831 downloads) Popular