The below summarises the considerations required if a single PGD is to include a range of doses.

Dose ranges within PGDs

It is acceptable to include a range of doses within a PGD.


The legislation requires that the applicable dose or maximum dose is specified. The PGD may therefore specify a single dose or a range up to a specified maximum.


The pharmacist and doctor/dentist signing the PGD must be satisfied that the dose range is clinically appropriate/supported by national guidance. The clinical criteria for selecting a dose within the range must be specified. The healthcare processional supplying or administering the medicine under the PGD must be assessed as competent to make the dosage decision.

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