All material on this website is aimed at healthcare professionals working in BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire.

Members of the public seeking advice on medicine-related matters are encouraged to speak with their GP, pharmacist or nurse, or out of hours contact the NHS 111 service by telephoning 111.

PGDs produced by Public Health England and NHS England are approved for use within Wiltshire Practices and/or Pharmacies up until their published expiry date. Practitioners and their managers should ensure that they are working to the current PGD and have signed the relevant practitioner competence declaration for each PGD they work to.

All staff are responsible for ensuring that they work to the most up-to-date and relevant policies and procedures. This will make sure that quality of services is maintained.

For PGDs for immunisations in primary care, please go to https://www.england.nhs.uk/south/info-professional/pgd/south-west/downloads/

Other resources for the 2019/20 flu season can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/annual-flu-programme

NHS England - South (South Central) has launched a series of local Patient Group Directions webpages:- https://www.england.nhs.uk/south?s=PGD

These webpages provide a central platform where:

  • NHS England - South (South Central) current PGDs can be accessed and downloaded
  • responses to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) will be published
  • links to useful resources, such as the Routine Immunisation Schedule, are available

Any queries relating to the availability of PGDs for Immunisations should be directed to the NHS England Screening and Immunisations Team (0113 8251532) or england.southcentral-pgd@nhs.net 

For Emergency Contraception PGD for use in Community Pharmacy and Primary Care

Any queries relating to PGDs for Contraception and Sexual Health should be directed to Wiltshire Council Public Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health Team (0300 003 4565)

Other Useful Documents 

Administration of injectable medicines for the purpose of saving life in an emergency

Contraception - Morning After Pill (Levonorgestrel) PGD

expiry 31/3/2022

Branded to generic – patient letter for practices

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Emergency Access to Medicines Scheme information

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Free of Charge Medicines Schemes

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Help to recover costs of care from visitors and migrants

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Managing Medicines in Care Homes NICE guidelines

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Medication Reviews

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NHSE Self-care & OTC Guidance for prescribers

OTC over the counter patient leaflet minor ailments pain self care minor conditions self limiting dental dermatitis burns pain conjunctivitis cystitis constipation migraine dry eyes teeth  9 total views,  1 views today

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Polypharmacy: Prescribing for Frail Adults (AWMSG)

polypharmacyelderlymdsdossette boxdosettnomadfraildementiamedication reviewAll WalesPolypharmacy: Guidance for Prescribing in Frail AdultsAntihypertensivesBenzodiazepinesOral corticosteroidsAntidepressantsBisphosphonatesAcid suppressantsStatinsTransdermal opioids (patches)Medicines Use Review (MUR)Discharge Medication Reviewadherence  4 total views,  1 views today

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Prescribing for Patients Travelling Abroad for extended periods

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Prescription Duration Statement

Prescription Duration StatementRepeat DispensingBatch Dispensingduration7 day28 daydrug wastageAcute prescriptionRepeat prescriptionPre-payment certificates(DMDS)dosette boxes  4 total views,  1 views today

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