Patient Group Directions (PGDs)

To PGD or not to PGD? - that is the question

Source: NHS PGD Website

Date published: 01/12/2015 14:19

by: Angela Bussey

This tool "To PGD or not to PGD" is intended to be the first stage in the process to help colleagues consider whether a PGD is appropriate. 


The aim is to ensure that patients receive safe and appropriate care and timely access to medicines, in line with legislation.


This tool has been comprehensively reviewed and updated to reflect changes in legislation and guidelines, including Human Medicines Regulations 2012 and NICE MPG2 PGDs 2013. More links have been added to help support decision making processes.


Please note: this tool is for England only.


If you use a hard copy version of this document, please check that you are using the most recent version as this document may be changed at any time.


Change history: December 2015 Version 9.2


Amendment to include ketamine as Schedule 2 CD.  


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