NICE says to restrict antibiotics in COPD

NICE says to restrict antibiotics in COPD

July 13 2018 Draft guidance is calling for health professionals to consider the risk of...

NICE updates guideline on rheumatoid arthritis

NICE updates guideline on rheumatoid arthritis

July 13 2018 NICE has issued a new version of its guideline on the management of rheumatoid...

Community pharmacy option for antihypertensives referral sees little increase in GP workload

Community pharmacy option for antihypertensives referral sees little increase in GP workload

July 11 2018 Community pharmacy referrals for hypertensive patients under the New Medicines...

CMO concludes cannabis products should move out of Schedule 1 classification

CMO concludes cannabis products should move out of Schedule 1 classification

July 9 2018 The Chief Medical Officer has recommended rescheduling cannabis-based products as...

GP partnership review invites views on how to reinvigorate the model

GP partnership review invites views on how to reinvigorate the model

July 6 2018 The Department of Health and Social Care has set out the lines of inquiry for the...

  • NICE says to restrict antibiotics in COPD

    NICE says to restrict antibiotics in COPD

    Friday, 13 July 2018 13:05
  • NICE updates guideline on rheumatoid arthritis

    NICE updates guideline on rheumatoid arthritis

    Friday, 13 July 2018 12:58
  • Community pharmacy option for antihypertensives referral sees little increase in GP workload

    Community pharmacy option for antihypertensives referral sees little increase in GP workload

    Wednesday, 11 July 2018 13:17
  • CMO concludes cannabis products should move out of Schedule 1 classification

    CMO concludes cannabis products should move out of Schedule 1 classification

    Monday, 09 July 2018 09:26
  • GP partnership review invites views on how to reinvigorate the model

    GP partnership review invites views on how to reinvigorate the model

    Friday, 06 July 2018 15:17

a hpv vaccine imageApril 13 2018

Public Health England has issued updated and new patient group direction templates for providing human papilloma virus vaccinations.

A new PGD template is now available which supports the administration of HPV vaccine to men who have sex with men (MSM). Patients must be men aged 45 years or under who attend Specialist Sexual Health Services (SSHS) and/or HIV clinics. The PGD is valid from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020.

The PGD for HPV vaccination for adolescent girls has been renewed, making it valid from May 1 2018 to April 30 2020. It supports the administration of HPV vaccine to girls from 12 years of age or from school year 8 in accordance with the national immunisation programme.

PHE warns that practitioners must not use a PGD template until it has been authorised in Section 2, in compliance with the Human Medicines Regulations 2012.

Links:
PHE HPV PGD for MSM
PHE HPV PGD for adolescent girls         

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