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Patient Group Directions for NHS primary care services in the South West of England

Patient Group Direction (PGD) Download a PGD Contact Details Patient Group Direction A Patient Group Direction is defined in law (Regulation 213 of the Human Medicines Regulations 2012) as: A written direction that relates to the sale or supply and to the administration of a description or class of medicinal product and that is signed […]

PGD resources

NICE guidelines on PGDs 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. MHRA guidance on PGDs The MHRA has also published guidance on PGDs outlining: Legal requirements Who can supply or administer a PGD Medicines you can supply […]

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) […]

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 […]

NHS South West begins Covid-19 Booster Vaccination Campaign

The NHS has started delivering Covid booster jabs to people in eligible groups in the South West, as the biggest and most successful vaccination programme in health service history moves to the next stage. In line with new guidance set out by the JCVI, the NHS vaccination programme will now invite eligible people, who had […]

NHS England South West – Patient Group Direction downloads

The new NHS South West region covers the following: Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon, and Wiltshire, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Somerset. Immunisation by vaccination Primary to pre-school immunisations Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis and Polio – DTaP/IPV (Boostrix® – IPV or Repevax®) V4.00 Expires 30 […]

A personal account: Putting the logical into urological

The second in a series of blogs during Urology Awareness Month offers a very candid account of urological conditions from a lay representative of NHS England’s Excellence in Continence Care Programme – Jacqueline Emkes – mother of four and secondary maths teacher from Bedfordshire. With lived experience, Jacqueline has created a short animation focussing on […]

Information for professionals

These pages contain information and forms for professionals from whom NHS England – South West commissions services (such as pharmacists; GPs), or colleagues from different parts of our region who are part of a network. We have information on: Assurance & Delivery Learning Disabilities Medical Nursing, Midwifery & Care Staff Patient Group Directions (PGDs) Safe use […]