Patient Group Directions Yorkshire and the Humber

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. The PGDs that can be accessed via this page have been authorised by NHS England for use in/by services commissioned within South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire and the Humber.

PGD templates listed on the PHE imms.gov.uk website must not be used as these have not been authorised and are therefore not legal documents.

You can read more about PGDs on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) website.

PGD guidance notes/protocol

This local guidance has been developed to support anyone involved in the development, authorisation or use of PGDs on behalf of NHS England e.g. the national immunisation programmes and travel vaccines provided free on the NHS (see below). This protocol outlines:

  • When PGDs should be used
  • Who can use PGDs
  • The process for developing, reviewing and authorising PGDs
  • Organisational/user responsibility and accountability

PGDs for use in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire and the Humber

The following PGDs have been produced to support all of the NHS immunisation programmes:

Resources

The gov.uk immunisation collection provides a wide variety of information and resources, including:

  • Immunisation training resources for healthcare professionals
  • Vaccine programmes
  • Immunisation publications
  • Immunisation leaflets and guidance for parents
  • Vaccine handling and protocols
  • Frequently asked questions (FAQs) for a range of programmes/vaccines

Specific resources can be found via the following links:

BMA guidance:

Travel vaccines

The following travel vaccines are also available but these are not covered by the NHS and so are not currently covered by an NHS England or PHE PGD.  Vaccines for this purpose should given as a private service not be supplied using an FP10 or claimed for as a personally administered item.

Exceptions

  • *1 Hepatitis A & B Vaccine – Use restricted to areas endorsed by CCG  – Harrogate and Rural District CCG & Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG have decommissioned the combination Hepatitis A and B vaccine for travel purposes. Contact Medicines Management
  • *2  Hepatitis B (when not combined with hepatitis A)  – Sheffield CCG permit this for travel for certain indications. Check with CCG Medicines Management