Direction to administer forms – use of electronic signatures during COVID-19

This document has been created to provide clarity regarding the signing of direction to administer forms and medication administration records, particularly during the COVID-19  pandemic. It defines terminology and can be used to support the development of local policies and procedures. This guidance has been developed as a consensus from PCCPN, Queen’s Nursing Institute, RCN and SPS.
Version 2 updated on 9 June 2020 clarifies that a suitably trained and competent person can follow a direction to administer.