Patient Group Directions

Patient Group Directions

Patient Group Directions
Patient Group Directions provide a legal framework that allows some registered health professionals to supply and/or administer specified medicines to a pre-defined group of patients, without them having to see a prescriber (such as a doctor or nurse prescriber). Supplying and/or administering medicines under PGDs should be reserved for situations in which this offers an advantage for patient care, without compromising patient safety.

Please follow this link to the Process for Commissioners to Authorise Patient Group Directions across Herts and West Essex Integrated Care System

Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Immunisation Team Approved PGDs.
Since 1 April 2013, national screening and immunisation programmes have been the responsibility of Screening and Immunisation Teams (SITs) comprised of Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England employed professionals. Please follow this link for more details NHS England and NHS Improvement East of England » East of England Immunisation Team


If you are a member of the public seeking information about NHS screening or immunisation programmes please go to the NHS website or speak to your GP, practice nurse or other health care professional.


Hertfordshire County Council PGDs

These Patient Group Directions (PGD) must only be used by registered nurses employed by a GP practice or community pharmacists working in a pharmacy, which are contracted by Hertfordshire County Council to provide the service. This includes PGDs for the supply of:

Last modified: 

27 May 2022