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Avian influenza: PGD templates

Patient group direction (PGD) templates for the supply of oseltamivir for pre and post exposure prophylaxis of avian influenza (flu).

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Oseltamivir for pre and post exposure prophylaxis of avian influenza: PGD template

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Oseltamivir for post exposure prophylaxis of avian influenza A (H5N8) : PGD template

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Oseltamivir for pre and post exposure prophylaxis of avian influenza: PGD template

This PGD template was developed in 2015 for use in incidents involving avian influenza strains other than avian influenza A (H5N8). The template is to support the supply of oseltamivir for pre and post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) of avian influenza as a public health measure in adults and children aged one year or older. It is valid from 28 September 2015 until 28 September 2018.

Oseltamivir for post exposure prophylaxis of avian influenza A (H5N8): PGD template

This PGD template was developed in 2017 due to revised interim recommendations adopted for this strain of avian influenza. The template is to support the supply of oseltamivir for post exposure prophylaxis of avian influenza A (H5N8) as a public health measure in adults and children aged one year or older. It is valid from 24 February 2017 until 24 February 2018.

Both PGD templates require further authorisation by a clinical governance or patient safety lead, who has designated responsibility for signing PGDs, so the documents meet legal requirements for PGDs. The PGDs are not legal or valid without this local, formal authorisation.

Adoption and governance of the use of these PGDs is the responsibility of the authorising commissioning body and providers.

Provider organisations and health professionals should check they are working to the current PGD versions and only work to a legally authorised PGD from their commissioning body.

There is also guidance and algorithms for managing avian influenza incidents in birds.

Published 12 January 2016
Last updated 20 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added PGD template for post exposure prophylaxis for Avian Influenza A (H5N8).
  2. Link for Template patient group directions for Avian Influenza incidents has been added.
  3. First published.