Patient Group Directions (PGDs)
Patient Group Directions (PGDs) provide a legal framework that allows some registered health professionals to supply and/or administer specified medicines to a pre-defined group of patients, without them having to see a prescriber (such as a doctor or nurse prescriber). Supplying and/or administering medicines under PGDs should be reserved for situations in which this offers an advantage for patient care, without compromising patient safety.
You can read more about PGDs on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) website.
PGDs for routine and travel vaccines that are authorised for use by practices in Hampshire are available on the NHS England website.
If you have any queries regarding these PGDs, please contact NHS England Screening and Immunisation Team on 023 8029 6904