Patient Group Directions (PGDs)

The PGDs that can be accessed from this page are authorised for use in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire only. Staff working for practices in other areas should contact their local SIT. Details of NHS England offices can be found by following the link to the regional team pages using the Contact us tab above.

The latest version of all PGDs will have been sent to your practice’s manager and published below. Please also read the supporting information provided (in the yellow box) regarding commissioning responsibilities and contractual obligations. Any previous versions of PGDs must be taken out of circulation but must be retained by the practice as per NHS records policy (details below).

The content of most of the following PGDs is the same but you do need to use the version that was issued for the county in which your practice is situated, in order to fulfill the legal requirements.

Travel PGDs

PGDs for travel indications do not fall within our remit.  If they are in use locally they will have been produced by the CCG to which your practice belongs. Please contact the CCG’s medicines management pharmacist or nursing & quality team for help. Note: vaccines for which the patient may (HepB solely for travel) or must be charged (e.g. pre-exposure rabies vaccine, MenACWY solely for travel, etc.) cannot – legally – be included in a PGD so a PSD or prescription will always be required. The BMA produce helpful advice about this: Focus on travel immunisation and Focus on hepatitis B immunisations.

Retention of PGDs

As they are the legal authorisation for a non-prescriber to administer (or, occasionally, supply) a prescription only medicine, PGDs should be kept as per other clinical records, i.e. for adults, all PGD documentation must be kept for eight years, and for children until the child is 25 years old, or for eight years after a child’s death.

Full information about retention of NHS records (updated July 2016) is available on the NHS Digital website.

Central Midlands PGDs for use in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire

IMPORTANT NEWS:  The immunisation PGDs that we issue to practices are changing from 13 April 2017. Please read the changes to the immunisation PGDs and HPV and Risk Group PGDs for further information:

Risk Group PGDs for use in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire

Leicestershire and Lincolnshire (only) PGDs

Northamptonshire (only) PGDs

The PGDs issued by the South Midlands and Hertfordshire SIT remain valid for use by practice staff in Northamptonshire and continue to be available from the local CCG intranet pages.