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Quick Comparison of Patient Group Directions

Our PGDs come in two types. PGDs for vaccines which require face-to-face training and PGDs for orally administered medication which simply require an online assessment. To find out more about a specific PGD including information on who they are best suited for, please click on the left side navigation. For an overall outline on all PGDs available please read on.

PGDs available from PharmaDoctor+

PGDs for orally administered treatments

Available on an annual pay-outright payment method with online training.

PGDs for vaccinations

Available on an annual pay-outright payment method with both online and sometimes practical training needed.

The travel clinic solution contains all the following PGDs

  • Dip/tet/polio
  • Hep A
  • Hep B
  • Tick borne Encephalitis
  • Combination Hepatitis A & Typhoid
  • Combination Hepatitis A & B
  • Typhoid
  • Rabies
  • Cholera (oral)
  • MMR
  • Meningitis
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Malarone
  • Doxycycline
  • Lariam
  • Adrenaline - anaphylaxis
The Travel Clinic Solution


Payment Methods for PGDs

PGDs for orally administered treatments

PGDs for orally administered treatments are available to all PharmaDoctor registered pharmacists.

The use of the PGD is unlimited within the scope of each PGD for 12 months from the date of payment, so long as the relevant assessment has been passed. PGDs can be bought individually or as part of a bundle.

PGDs for vaccinations

PGDs for vaccinations are ONLY available once complete payment has been made. For this reason, they require a greater investment and commitment on the part of the pharmacist to make them pay off. In order to help analyse the potential of the investment, we have financial feedback from our case study pharmacies, marketing suggestions and business models for different types of pharmacies. Although not suited for every pharmacy, we are confident that with a good set-up and local marketing campaign, many pharmacies would see a very healthy return for their investment in time and money. Once the PGD has been paid for and all training and assessments have been completed/passed, the usage of the PGDs is unlimited for a period of one year.

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Training Required for PGDs

PGDs for orally administered treatments

For PGDs where treatments are orally administered, pharmacists can download the training documents and take an online assessment. Once confirmed by PharmaDoctor, the PGD can be used for one year by the authorised pharmacist to provide treatments specified on that PGD. Each PGD has different training documents and requires its own assessment to be passed. After one year, re-assessment of the pharmacist may be required in order for PGD rights to be re-issued. Our online assessments even count towards a pharmacist's CPD annual training quota.

PGDs for vaccinations

All vaccination PGDs require face-to-face training for the administration of vaccines and what to do in the event of any complications, such as a patient falling into anaphylactic shock. Although for some PGDs proof of qualification may also be provided in order to be authorised without training, we insist upon complete PharmaDoctor training for all pharmacists wishing to provide the Travel Clinic PGDs, to ensure that the quality of administration and patient care is guaranteed.

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