The Yellow Card Scheme is vital in helping the MHRA monitor the safety of all healthcare products in the UK to ensure they are acceptably safe for patients and those that use them. Reports can be made for all medicines including vaccines.
British National Formulary (BNF) & British National Formulary for Children (BNFC)
The BNF is a pharmaceutical reference book with a wide spectrum of information and advice on prescribing and pharmacology.
Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR)
EPRR PGDs are a specific set of PGDs to ensure national capability to respond appropriately to a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) event.
The Green Book
The Green Book has the latest information on vaccines and vaccination procedures, for vaccine preventable infectious diseases in the UK.
The websites below provide information about the seasonal flu immunisation programme:
Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advises UK health departments on immunisation.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA)
The MHRA has published guidance on the legal requirements for PGDs, who can supply or administer a PGD and medicines you can supply under a PGD.
NHS Employers – vaccination and immunisation
The NHS Employers website contains details of the national arrangements for the delivery of vaccination and immunisation (V&I) programmes by general practices in England.
National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
The Medicines and Prescribing Centre (MPC) at NICE have published a practical guide and framework of competencies for organisations and professionals developing and using PGDs:
Patient information leaflets
Summaries of Product Characteristics (SPCs) and Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) for branded and generic medicines licensed for use in the UK can be downloaded from the EMC website.
UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)
The website links below provide more information about vaccine programmes:
Vaccine Update is a regular newsletter for health professionals and immunisation practitioners, describing the latest developments in vaccines, and vaccination policies and procedures.
Use the website link below to download data and reports on the coverage of vaccinations offered under the national immunisation programme: