SPS PGD template for administering benzylpenicillin prior to transfer to secondary care in suspected bacterial meningitis or meningococcal septicaemia.


The first national PGD template for antimicrobial treatment created by SPS, with support from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), the Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Prescribing, Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection (ARPHAI), Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England (NHSE).

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The template PGD is attached below to download and use in conjunction with our implementation advice.

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National PGD templates are developed with experts for clinical specialties. They reduce duplication and variation, and improve consistency of care.

Update history

  1. Title, URL and summary amended.
  1. Updated PGD template - expiry extended by 12 months to a total of 3 years.
  1. Published