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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
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…
Advice on whether people with a previous allergic reaction can have the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
Advice on whether people with a previous allergic reaction can have the AstraZeneca COVID-19 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

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.