PharmaDoctor currently offer two options for the supply of vaccinations without a prescription.
1) Paper PGDs via PDF download. For more information click here.
2) The eTool. The eTool is a risk assessment backed by a PGD authorisation to supply. For more information click here.
Through a series of free RPS accredited online training and assessments, provided via Valneva, the pharmacist proves their competency in the field of travel medicine prior to launching their vaccination service. After successful completion of the training the pharmacist or Nurse is approved to use PharmaDoctor PGDs, which are downloadable from their PharmaDoctor account. The only further requirement is that they have completed practical vaccination training and have the requisite vaccination skills to run a clinic.
The PGDs set clear inclusion and exclusion criteria regarding patient eligibility and give the pharmacist the authority to administer vaccines/medicine, assuming the patient is eligible under the terms of the PGDs. All documents needed for records of consultations are provided and the pharmacist is responsible for keeping them.
Pharmacists can register an account with online training programmes provided by Valneva at https://vip.valnevauk.com or with GSK at travelvaccines-training.co.uk. They then complete online assessments in relation to travel health, within their account.
The ongoing training requirements are the pharmacist’s responsibility; it is a good idea to attend appropriate travel health conferences and courses, as well as keep up to date with the Valneva training modules.
Pharmacists must contact NaTHNaC and complete their relevant training courses if they wish to become a registered yellow fever vaccination clinic.
Our doctor will support a pharmacist’s application so long as they have already passed their Valneva training.
TThe PharmaDoctor Travel PDF paper PGD download option is competitively priced at £349, and once signed off, the PGDs are valid for 12 months. The eTool, as an integrated risk assessment and PGD option, is priced at £249 for the first pharmacist, and £199 for subsequent pharmacists within a chain. Pharmacists also have access to online marketing materials (files for leaflets, posters, letters etc to be printed).
TThe PGDs can only be used by pharmacists with a valid GPhC registration number and the clinic has to be run out of a GPhC registered pharmacy. The paper based system means that the pharmacist has to ensure all records are stored in an orderly fashion for audit purposes.