2020 PGD Packages, Training and Pricing

The NPA offers comprehensive PGD packages and training to suit your needs. Discover our one-stop shop that offers you a choice of packages - with pricing that includes training and the provision of the PGD and certificate on completion.

The 2020 NPA PGD programme has been created in line with official guidance and to provide you with cost-effective solutions to optimise the PGD services you offer to your patients. You can choose from online refresher training with PGD (paper and ePGD), Flu PGD only and full practical face-to-face (F2F) training later in the season – subject to social distancing measures.

2020 PGD Packages:

1. PGD Flu package

General Seasonal
Influenza

– Seasonal IM Influenza

– Fluenz

– Tamiflu

Hepatitis B

– Adrenaline

Flu season typically runs from September – March.

Training can be done prior to this.

3. PGD Travel package

Meningitis B

Meningitis ACWY

Hepatitis A + typhoid (combined)

Diphtheria + tetanus + poliomyelitis (combined)

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A + B (combined)

Hepatitis B

Altitude sickness (oral)

Jet lag (oral)

Japanese Encephalitis

Malaria prophylaxis (oral)

Rabies vaccine

Tick-borne encephalitis

Traveller’s diarrhoea (oral)

Typhoid vaccine

Cholera (oral)

Yellow fever*

* Does NOT include: NATHNAC registration fee or additional NATHNAC training required for yellow fever centre registration and possible fee to have a responsible supervising clinician.

2. Vaccination PGDs – singles or as a package of all six conditions

Meningitis B

Meningitis ACWY

Shingles

HPV

Pneumococcal
Pneumonia (PPV & PCV)

Chicken Pox

 Oral PGDs – singles or as a package of all 13 conditions

Altitude sickness Malaria prophylaxis
Asthma Oral contraceptives
Erectile dysfunction Period delay
Hair loss Psoriasis (topical)
Hayfever Sexual health (Chlamydia)
Jet lag Smoking cessation
Weight loss

 

Types of Training:

Full practical training – in 2020 this is required for all new vaccinators offering private PGDs. It is also mandatory for experienced vaccinators who last attended F2F training prior to 1st March 2017/have not vaccinated since then. In exceptional circumstances, full practical training may be done virtually.

F2F training sessions will be available from mid-August onwards – in line with social distancing measures.

Practical face-to-face vaccination
training covering:

Multiple vaccination techniques for administering vaccines through different routes (intramuscular, intranasal and subcutaneous)

Basic life support + Management of anaphylaxis + Paediatric training

Login details will be sent to you for online training covering the above (which needs to be completed as well as the practical face-to-face training), with more information specific to your chosen PGDs.

PGDs (paper and ePGDs) and certificates are only available to download through the portal once you have passed and completed the online training (with the exception of flu which is released in September).

Refresher training* – in 2020 this is required for all pharmacists offering private PGDs, who are due to complete their triennial F2F training this year, which can now be deferred until 2021 at the latest.

For all other pharmacists offering private PGDs who have administered vaccines and completed refresher or F2F training since March 2019, it is highly recommended for the Flu PGD and must be undertaken for all other vaccination services.

Online training covering:

Basic life support + management of anaphylaxis + Paediatric training

Clinical learning for PGDs + assessment

PGDs (paper and electronic) and certificates are only available to download through the portal once you have completed and passed the online training (with the exception of Flu which is released in September).

*Please note that in line with guidance provided by Public Health England on NHS flu vaccinations, if on 1st September, 2020, a pharmacist has done annual refresher training in the last 18 months preceding this date, they do not have to do any training this year (unless they feel they need to fulfil a learning need). However, the NPA highly recommends that this is undertaken, as there will be information on where to access current guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE). All pharmacists must ensure their competency to administer parenteral vaccinations is assessed and maintained, especially if they also provide other NHS and/or private vaccination services.  More information on the NPA’s recommended training pathways for 2020 can be found here.

In the event of a patient safety incident, as part of the incident investigation, the pharmacist’s vaccination skills competency may be reviewed. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that each pharmacist completes a vaccination skills assessment each year to self-check their own competency to provide vaccination services, both NHS and private.

All new vaccinators must attend full training and be supervised for the administration of vaccination procedures before they are permitted to vaccinate unsupervised. Any pharmacists who consider themselves as ‘inexperienced’ (i.e. have not administered a vaccine for 18 months, as of 1st September 2020) should consider full training, but as a minimum must complete refresher training.

Flu PGD only – This is only available for pharmacists who have completed Refresher or full F2F training and administered vaccines since 1st March 2019 up until 1st September 2020. It does not provide any structured training to support and update professional practice for immunisation and BLS techniques. Pharmacists will be required to complete a self-certification document online before purchase.

Price list:

All NPA prices include the delivery of the training and the provision of the PGD (paper and ePGD) and certificate on completion EXCEPT for the Flu PGD only which does not include any training and the annual subscription to the Travel Health Service online portal. The majority of our prices have been held from 2019.

NPA PGD packages represent our best value pricing and offer significant savings over buying single PGDs – therefore, no further discounts are available.  NPA member discount vouchers are no longer applicable for PGD packages and training.

For NPA members:

PGD packages and training
All prices exclude VAT
Full vaccination training (online and practical face-to-face)  Refresher online
training
Practical training held at an
external venue – from August onwards – 2, 3
1, 2, 3
PGD Flu package £96.25 £27.50
PGD Travel package  £318  £249
PGD Vaccination package (all six conditions)  £224  £155
Oral Package (all 14 conditions) N/A  £155
Single oral PGD (any) N/A  £38 each
Single PGDs (any of the six below):
Meningitis ACWY, Meningitis B, Shingles, HPV, Chicken Pox and Pneumococcal Pneumonia (PPV & PCV)  £110  £40
Flu PGD only (no training provided – see note above) N/A  £18
Travel Health Service (annual subscription – no training) N/A  £110

 For non-members:

PGD training packages
All prices exclude VAT
Full vaccination training (online and practical face-to-face)  Refresher online
training
Practical training held at an
external venue – from August onwards
PGD Flu package £110 £30.50
PGD Travel package £331.50 £274
PGD Vaccination package (all six conditions) £237.50 £170
Oral Package (all 14 conditions) N/A £170
Single oral PGD (any) N/A £42 each
Single PGDs (any of the six below):
Meningitis ACWY, Meningitis B, Shingles, HPV, Chicken Pox and Pneumococcal Pneumonia (PPV & PCV) £122.00  £45
Flu PGD only (no training provided – see note above) N/A  £20
Travel Health Service (annual subscription – no training) N/A  £125

Terms and Conditions:
1. Subject to eligibility criteria; conditions apply.
a. The pharmacist must have successfully administered vaccines in the previous 18 months, AND
b. Successfully completed an accredited, face-to-face training course (vaccination techniques, basic life support, anaphylaxis management and paediatric training) within the last 36 months. For further details of the NHS England and NHS Improvement concession on training for the 20/21 Influenza season please consult the full T&Cs
c. In addition, the pharmacist may be required, on an annual basis, to complete online training modules or self-directed learning. This may include assessment of vaccination techniques, basic life support, anaphylaxis and influenza. Pharmacists must be up to date with guidance to understand the correct vaccine choice and the content of their current national influenza letter.
d. Each pharmacist is required to self-assess their training needs and competency based upon their personal experience and the complexity of the vaccination service provided. Certification for completed vaccination training courses should be retained as part of the PGD documentation. The pharmacist must sign a declaration form to confirm that they are trained, confident and competent to offer the service including treatment of anaphylaxis and resuscitation techniques.
e. Pharmacists who are undertaking vaccination services for the first time (or those who self-assess as being ‘inexperienced’ i.e. who have not vaccinated for 18 months), should also complete a period of supervised practice with an experienced practitioner before commencing unsupervised administration.
2. All prices quoted are per pharmacist for a 12-month subscription. Influenza PGDs are valid from 1st September until 31st March the following year
3. Does NOT include: NATHNAC registration fee or additional NATHNAC training required for yellow fever centre registration.

The NPA’s full Terms and Conditions for PGD packages and training are available here.

Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions FULL Training for 2020 will either be face-to-face or virtual (in exceptional circumstances).