Patient Group Direction
Patient Group Directions (PGDs) consists of a legal framework allowing some health care professionals to supply and administer medicines to groups of patients that fit the criteria laid out in the PGD. A health care professional could supply and/or administer a medicine directly to a patient without the need for a prescription or an instruction from a prescriber. PGDs allow the supply and administration of specified medicines to patients who fall into a group defined in the PGD.
The PGDs listed below have been authorised by NHS England – North Region (Yorkshire & the Humber).
Each GP practice using this PGD should formally adopt it via a signature from the practice's governance lead or lead practitioner.
Each GP practice is required to keep the signed copy and ensure all health professionals who will be working under it are authorised and have signed the final page (appendix B) of each PGD.
|Hepatitis A + B||
Hepatitis A + B
|Hepatitis A + typhoid|
Pertussis immunisation for pregnant women
|Pertussis in Pregnancy|
The green book: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immunisation-against-infectious-disease-the-green-book
NICE guidance – patient group directions: http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/MPG2