Public Health England (PHE) immunisation patient group direction (PGD) templates have been developed and ratified in accordance with PHE PGD policy. They have been signed by a doctor, nurse and pharmacist, from PHE’s national immunisation team, who have been involved in the PGDs development.
PHE immunisation PGD templates require further authorisation, in Section 2 of the PGD document before they can be used. This should be by an appropriate authorising person, relating to the class of person by whom product is to be supplied, in accordance with the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (HMR). This may be a clinical governance or patient safety lead, who has designated responsibility for signing PGDs on behalf of the authorising body. The PGD is not legal or valid without signed authorisation in accordance with HMR 2012 schedule 16 part 2.
Adoption and governance of the use of PHE PGDs is the responsibility of the authorising organisation and provider.
Provider organisations, health professionals and immunisation practitioners should check they are working to the current PGD versions and only work to documents authorised in accordance with HMR 2012 schedule 16 part 2.