Recommended

10 March 2021A new Steroid Emergency Card was released in 2020 to support the early recognition and treatment of adrenal crisis in adults. In this webinar, Dr…
COVID-19 vaccines have different handling and dosing requirements. Sites need to plan to reduce the risk of errors where multiple vaccines are available.
Prior allergy and religious or other dietary requirements could occasionally affect suitability for vaccination, and patients will often have questions.
Guidance on preparing and administering common to all available COVID-19 vaccines, and specific to individual vaccines
Preparing vaccine using our SOPs, plus additional advice on batch numbers, withdrawing additional doses and post-vaccination observation
Preparing vaccine using our SOPs, plus additional advice on diluent use, batch numbers, withdrawing additional doses and post-vaccination observation
Consider three steps when planning access to end of life care medicines in out-of-hospital settings during a pandemic. Four practice points are also shared.
Our advice summarises the legal mechanisms available, gives a priority order for the options, and advises on application to different professional groups.
Answers to Medicines Optimisation questions common to all COVID-19 vaccines

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

COVID-19 Vaccines

We're supporting healthcare professionals with the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme in England. Read more about how we're helping below.
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

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.