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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 Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine March 2018 ( pdf, 351 KB ) (991 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 01a. Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, inactivated poliomyelitis and Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine (DTaP/IPV/Hib) Sept 2017 ( pdf, 359 KB ) (541 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 02. Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine (DTaP/IPV or dTaP/IPV) Preschool booster Dec 2017 ( pdf, 360 KB ) (724 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 03. Low-dose diphtheria, tetanus and inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine (Td/IPV - Revaxis®) Nov 2017 ( pdf, 314 KB ) (851 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 11. Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) Sept 2018 ( pdf, 312 KB ) (763 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 12. Haemophilus influenzae type b and meningococcal C conjugate vaccine (Hib/MenC) August 2018 ( pdf, 319 KB ) (685 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 13 Shinglesv0800Final2019 ( pdf, 552 KB ) (142 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 14 PCV Final February 2019 ( pdf, 294 KB ) (184 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 14a. Pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine (13-valent, adsorbed) (PCV13) June 2017 ( pdf, 345 KB ) (701 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 16. Hepatitis B recombinant DNA (rDNA) vaccine (adsorbed) May 2017 ( pdf, 291 KB ) (810 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 16a. Hepatitis B recombinant DNA (rDNA) vaccine (adsorbed) - Renal May 2017 ( pdf, 247 KB ) (612 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 17. Rotarix® oral suspension (rotavirus vaccine, live) July 2017 ( pdf, 304 KB ) (862 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 18. Meningococcal group A, C, W and Y conjugate vaccine July 2017 ( pdf, 382 KB ) (750 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 18a MenACWYRiskGroupsv0200Final2019 ( pdf, 714 KB ) (136 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 19 MenBv0400Final2019 ( pdf, 722 KB ) (132 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 19a MenBRiskGroupsv0200Final2019 ( pdf, 702 KB ) (139 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 20. Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, inactivated poliomyelitis, Haemophilus influenzae type b and hepatitis B vaccine (DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB) Sept 2017 ( pdf, 381 KB ) (421 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 21. Hepatitis A Vaccine Nov 17 ( pdf, 304 KB ) (365 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 22. Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B recombinant DNA (rDNA) (HepA/B) Vaccine Nov 17 ( pdf, 277 KB ) (302 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 6 PertussisPregnancyv0400Final2019 ( pdf, 565 KB ) (131 downloads) Popular