Independent Nurse: Practical Prescribing

Q: Some of the vaccines that we administer in our practice, such as yellow fever and meningitis, are licensed for use in this country. However, others, including Japanese encephalits and tick-born encephalitis, are not licensed in the UK. Can a patient group direction (PGD) be used to administer private vavccines? As yellow fever and meningitis are licensed, can a patient specific direction (PSD) be authorised by a nurse prescriber for private patients?

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