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We're supporting healthcare professionals with the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme in England. Read more about how we're helping below.
27 January 2021This webinar, delivered by Jo Jenkins and Tracy Rogers; our PGD experts from the Medicines Use & Safety team, will describe key legislative aspects around…

COVID-19 Vaccines

Resources covering pharmaceutical aspects of the vaccination programme common to all COVID-19 vaccines
Resources covering pharmaceutical aspects of the vaccination programme specific to Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
Resources covering pharmaceutical aspects of the vaccination programme specific to AstraZeneca vaccine

Medical gases

Materials to support safe and appropriate supply, administration, monitoring and equipment issues
Must read background material and guidance to support good medical gas use for hospital Chief Pharmacists and their teams
Answers to common questions covering: pharmacy responsibilities, medical gas committees, medical gas pipeline systems, gas delivery systems, and governance

AstraZeneca Vaccine Handling

Resources covering AstraZeneca pharmaceutical processes in PCNs, from initial ordering through to administration
Resources covering AstraZeneca pharmaceutical processes in Trusts, from initial ordering through to administration

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Handling

Resources covering Pfizer-BioNTech pharmaceutical processes in PCNs, from initial ordering through to administration
Resources covering Pfizer-BioNTech pharmaceutical processes in Trusts, from initial ordering through to administration

Key resources on PGDs are particularly important as the COVID-19 vaccination programme continues

This page explains what a Patient Group Direction (PGD) is and describes how they are used in clinical practice.
This page provides a clear process to help colleagues consider when a PGD is required.
Doctors and dentists cannot supply or administer medications under a PGD or Written Instruction.  This page gives further detail on why this is the case.
This page explains why delegation of supply or administration using a PGD is not possible.