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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.

Documents

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pdf PGD 18 MenACWY v04 00 July2021 (expires July 23) ( pdf, 283 KB ) (235 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 18a Men ACWY Risk Groups v03 March 2021 (expires Feb 2023) ( pdf, 281 KB ) (1452 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 19 Men B v05 March 2021 (expires Feb 2023) ( pdf, 307 KB ) (1423 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 19a MenBRiskGroups v03 March 2021 (expires Feb 2023) ( pdf, 269 KB ) (1400 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 20 DTaPIPVHibHepB v03 00 Sept2021 (expires 31.8.23) ( pdf, 329 KB ) (181 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 21 HepA v04 Nov2021 (expires Oct 2023) ( pdf, 309 KB ) (43 downloads)
pdf PGD 22 HepAandB v03 Nov2021 (expires Oct 2023) ( pdf, 289 KB ) (36 downloads)
pdf PGD 23 HepA/Typhoid March 2020 (expires Feb 2022) ( pdf, 213 KB ) (1136 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 24 Typhoid March 2020 (expires Feb 2022) ( pdf, 232 KB ) (1169 downloads) Popular