Advice on post-vaccination observation requirements in all settings
Advice on post-vaccination observation requirements in all delivery settings
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine must be defrosted before use. This page gives guidance on considerations whilst thawing the vaccine.
Information and guidance on the use of Versapak PYTB2 Coolbox. Refers to storage for all vaccines across all care settings.
Specific supply chain routes have been set up for both vaccine, and equipment and consumables. Dedicated service desks handle issues.
National advice and considerations on the use of this vaccine in patients taking immunosuppressive medicines
Home oxygen therapy is commonly used in care homes by patients with underlying lung conditions. In the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there may be an increased…
Summary The 2020 version of the retention of pharmacy records document is now available. Purpose This document, based on one first generated at the request…
Antimicrobial PGD templates support the use of medicines in line with national guidance, reducing variation and duplication to improve consistency of care.
Advice on reporting suspected side effects to COVID-19 vaccines. Also correct mechanisms for reporting suspected defective products and counterfeit products.
Antimicrobial PGD templates support the use of medicines in line with national guidance, reducing variation and duplication to improve consistency of care.
This page explains why delegation of supply or administration using a PGD is not possible.
This page provides a clear process to help colleagues consider when a PGD is required.
Summary A single PGD can be used to supply or administer medicines to patients in their own homes or in more than one location. PGDs…
This page clarifies why a PGD is illegal for unlicensed medicines - note exceptions under Regulation 174 below
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 what a Patient Group Direction (PGD) is and describes how they are used in clinical practice.
We are sorry to let you know that our PGD Webex events scheduled for the 27th January, 2nd February and 10th February 2021 are postponed. …
Advice on post-vaccination observation requirements in all settings
Advice on post-vaccination observation requirements in all delivery settings
Information on batch specific dosing and withdrawing an additional dose from an individual vaccine vial is given.
Information on batch specific dosing and withdrawing an additional dose from an individual vial is given.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, use of gravity infusions and bolus injections for intravenous use may be more necessary than normal. Gravity infusion sets may be…
Must read guidance for Chief Pharmacists and others in Trusts on the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
Standard Operating Procedure for PCN designated sites for dealing with spillages or breakages of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
Must read guidance for Chief Pharmacists and others in Trusts on the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.