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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 ) (1317 downloads) Popular
pdf 3. PGD 3 TdIPV v03 00 Nov 2019 (expires Oct 2021) ( pdf, 281 KB ) (412 downloads) Popular
pdf 4. Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine March 2020 (expires Feb 2022) ( pdf, 261 KB ) (1635 downloads) Popular
pdf 6. PGD 6 Pertussis Pregnancy v04 Final April 2019 (expires March 2021) ( pdf, 565 KB ) (624 downloads) Popular
pdf 7. PGD 7 HPV v3 May 2019 (expires Aug 2021) ( pdf, 540 KB ) (512 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 11. Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) Sept 2018 (expires Aug 2020) ( pdf, 312 KB ) (1283 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 12. Haemophilus influenzae type b and meningococcal C conjugate vaccine (Hib/MenC) August 2018 (expires July 2020) ( pdf, 319 KB ) (1242 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 12a HibMenCAtRiskv0200 Final Nov 2018 (expires Oct 2020) ( pdf, 262 KB ) (428 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 13 Shingles v08 Final April 2019 (expires March 2021) ( pdf, 552 KB ) (652 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 14 PCV Final - *for individuals born on or before 31 December 2019 and less than 12 weeks of age. February 2019 (expires Jan 2021) ( pdf, 294 KB ) (775 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 14 PCV v03 Feb 2020 *NEW* (expires Feb 2022) ( pdf, 265 KB ) (158 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 14a PCVRiskGroups v04 00 Feb 2020 (expires Feb 2022) ( pdf, 228 KB ) (157 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 14a PCVRiskGroupsV03 June 2019 (expires May 2021) ( pdf, 539 KB ) (490 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 16 Hep B v02 May 2019 (expires April 2021) ( pdf, 567 KB ) (502 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 16a Hep B Renal v02 May 2019 (expires April 2021) ( pdf, 534 KB ) (457 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 17 Rotavirus v4 July 2019 (expires June 2021) ( pdf, 579 KB ) (508 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 18 Men ACWY v3 July 2019 (expires July 2021) ( pdf, 689 KB ) (534 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 18a Men ACWY Risk Groups v02 March 2019 (expires Feb 2021) ( pdf, 714 KB ) (608 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 19 Men B v04 March 2019 (expires Feb 2021) ( pdf, 722 KB ) (608 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 19a MenBRiskGroups v02 March 2019 (expires Feb 2021) ( pdf, 702 KB ) (588 downloads) Popular