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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 PGD 20 DTaPIPV Hib HepB v02 Sept 2019 (expires Aug 2021) ( pdf, 692 KB ) (504 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 21 HepA v03 Nov 2019 (expires Oct 2021) ( pdf, 288 KB ) (368 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 22 HepAandB v02 Nov 2019 (expires Oct 2021) ( pdf, 272 KB ) (353 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 22a HepA and BTempv0200 Final Nov 2018 (expires Oct 2020) ( pdf, 280 KB ) (344 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 23 HepA/Typhoid March 2020 (expires Feb 2022) ( pdf, 213 KB ) (462 downloads) Popular
pdf PGD 24 Typhoid March 2020 (expires Feb 2022) ( pdf, 232 KB ) (454 downloads) Popular