Useful PGD links

Adverse reactions

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. 

Immunisation schedule

View the latest routine immunisation schedules published by Public Health England and NHS Choices.

Influenza

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.

National Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network (ChiMat)

ChiMat support policy makers, commissioners, managers and regulators by providing easy access to information and a suite of online tools related to children’s, young people’s and maternal health.

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.

Public Health England (PHE)

In February 2015 the PHE Immunisation Team announced that they were commencing a programme of work to develop clinically signed PGD templates to support all the national routine immunisations. The website links below provide more information about this programme of work, as well as other planned changes to vaccine programmes:

VACCSline

VACCSline is a vaccine advice service for clinicians based within Oxford, with advice, guidance, and training tools related to routine vaccination and immunisations.

Vaccine Update

Vaccine Update is a regular newsletter for health professionals and immunisation practitioners, describing the latest developments in vaccines, and vaccination policies and procedures.

Vaccine uptake

Use the website link below to download data and reports on the coverage of vaccinations offered under the national immunisation programme: