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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

PGDs for Hepatitis A and Typhoid immunisation for travel recently expired on 31 March 2017. Practices should now use a Patient Specific Direction (PSD) for these vaccinations.

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

pdf PGD 01. Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, inactivated poliomyelitis and Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine (DTaP/IPV/Hib) Dec 2015 ( pdf, 108 KB ) (110 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 02. Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine (DTaP/IPV or dTaP/IPV) Preschool booster Dec 2015 ( pdf, 110 KB ) (105 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 03. Low-dose diphtheria, tetanus and inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine (Td/IPV - Revaxis®) Nov 2015 ( pdf, 269 KB ) (106 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 04. Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine March 2016 ( pdf, 339 KB ) (119 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 06. Low dose diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine (dTaP/IPV) - prenatal pertussis April 17 ( pdf, 304 KB ) (96 downloads)
pdf PGD 07. Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) May 2016 ( pdf, 375 KB ) (92 downloads)
pdf PGD 11. Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) Sept 2016 ( pdf, 315 KB ) (87 downloads)
pdf PGD 12. Haemophilus influenzae type b and meningococcal C conjugate vaccine (Hib/MenC) August 2016 ( pdf, 174 KB ) (86 downloads)
pdf PGD 13. Shingles (herpes zoster, live) vaccine April 2017 ( pdf, 280 KB ) (90 downloads)
pdf PGD 14. Pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine (13-valent, adsorbed) (PCV) Feb 2016 ( pdf, 97 KB ) (96 downloads)
pdf PGD 14a. Pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine (13-valent, adsorbed) (PCV13) June 2017 ( pdf, 345 KB ) (52 downloads)
pdf PGD 16. Hepatitis B recombinant DNA (rDNA) vaccine (adsorbed) May 2017 ( pdf, 291 KB ) (101 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 16a. Hepatitis B recombinant DNA (rDNA) vaccine (adsorbed) - Renal May 2017 ( pdf, 247 KB ) (58 downloads)
pdf PGD 17. Rotarix® oral suspension (rotavirus vaccine, live) July 2017 ( pdf, 304 KB ) (124 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 18. Meningococcal group A, C, W and Y conjugate vaccine July 2017 ( pdf, 382 KB ) (110 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 18a. Meningococcal group A, C, W, and Y conjugate vaccine (MenACWY) - at risk groups from Neisseria meningitidis. March 2017 ( pdf, 384 KB ) (83 downloads)
pdf PGD 19. Meningococcal group B vaccine March 2017 ( pdf, 334 KB ) (113 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 19a. Meningococcal group B vaccine - at risk from Neisseria meningitidis group B. March 2017 ( pdf, 318 KB ) (84 downloads)