These documents allow some healthcare practitioners to supply or administer without the need to get a prescription (or patient specific direction) first.
These documents allow some healthcare practitioners to supply or administer without the need to get a prescription(or patient specific direction) first.
These are required to be used now the Unified PGD for Immunisation has expired. See individual PGDs for details including inclusion criteria and expiry dates.
Please note that previous PGDs relating to Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate are now out of date. A patient specific direction will be required for the administration of this in the absence of a PGD.
The Cold Chain & the Use of Vaccines that have been Temporarily Stored outside the Recommended Temperature Range
An information video regarding the cold chain can be found below along with a patient information leaflet.
Information leaflet for patients regarding the use of unlicensed vaccinations – Nurses can give this out to patients if they are giving a vaccine which has gone out of correct fridge temperature range but is still safe to use.
Advice about medication for travel and vaccines allowed for travel on the NHS can be found here.
Hepatitis B Vaccination Guidance
The Leeds Position Statement on the Supply of Hepatitis B Vaccination on the NHS can be found here.
The BMA website has general advice for practices regarding vaccinations and immunisations.
PGDs July 2017