Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Use of PGDs in pandemics (e.g. COVID-19)

There are provisions in the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 that can be used in a pandemic, unfortunately none of them specifically involve PGDs. At this…

Medicines Shortages and Patient Group Directions

Medicine Shortages can occur for many reasons including manufacturing and quality control problems, delays in supply chains and discontinuations. Where a medicine supplied and/or administered…

National Ambulance Patient Group Directions

National PGDs have been developed for ambulance services commissioned by NHS England.  They are supported by NASMeD and JRCALC. Organisations need to adopt them locally in…
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