Patient Group Directions (PGD's)
Patient group directions (PGDs) provide a legal framework for health care professionals, such as nurses and pharmacists, to supply and administer medicines without the need for a prescription or instructions from a prescriber.
From January 2019, all the PGDs approved by NHS England can be accessed on the NHSE South East webpage. Please follow the link below to access the PGDs for the following vaccination programmes:
- Routine Childhood Immunisation Programme
- Adult Vaccination Programmes
- Travel Health related vaccination programmes
Link to the NHSE South East PGD Page: https://www.england.nhs.uk/south-east/our-work/info-professionals/pgd/kss/
Additional information such as FAQs is also available under the PGD section. Practitioners can also access the Green Book via this page. All information around the UK Vaccination programme is available from the Green Book and on the PHE webpage: phe.gov.uk
If you have a query on Immunisation and vaccination programmes or the NHS England PGDs, please see signposting information or contact the local Public Health Screening and Immunisation Team, who are based at the NHS England offices in Horley (01138 255548 / phe.screening-ImmsSSAT@nhs.net).