Short explanatory videos about the supply and administration of medicines under Patient Group Directions (PGDs).

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About these videos

These short videos are aimed at healthcare professionals who are new to PGDs and medicines mechanisms, or those who need a refresher. They aim to help viewers understand the underpinning legislation and guidance surrounding PGDs as well as provide practical advice on managing PGDs in a variety of healthcare settings.

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Antimicrobials and PGDs

This PGD explainer discusses the appropriate use of PGDs for the supply and/or administration of antimicrobials.

Unlicensed and off label medicines and PGDs

These short videos explain how the licensing of a medicine affects whether or not it can be included in a PGD.

Unlicensed medicines and PGDs

This video explains why unlicensed medicines cannot be included within a PGD.

For further information, see Unlicensed medicines and use of PGDs.

Off label medicines and PGDs

This video outlines the appropriate inclusion of off label medicine use within PGDs.

Black triangle medicines and PGDs

This short video discusses the appropriate use of PGDs for the supply and/or administration of medicines with black triangle status.

End of life care and PGDs

This PGD explainer discusses why the use of PGDs for the supply and/or administration of medicines in end-of-life care is often not appropriate.

Controlled drugs and PGDs

This PGD explainer discusses the appropriate use of PGDs for the supply and/or administration of controlled drugs.

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