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 of this tool is to ensure that patients receive safe and appropriate care and timely access to medicines, in line with legislation.
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.
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 and links have been added to help support decision making processes.
Please note: this tool is for England only.
Specialist Pharmacist (Patient Group Directions) SPS Medicines Use and Safety Division