Using a single PGD to supply or administer medicines at more than one location

Jo Jenkins, Specialist Pharmacist (Patient Group Directions) SPS Medicines Use and Safety Division Published

Summary

A single PGD can be used to supply or administer medicines to patients in their own homes or in more than one location. PGDs do not need to relate to specific premises.

Further information

If no specific location for use has been specified on the PGD the supply or administration could take place at a variety of locations including a patient’s home, a surgery or health centre, a pharmacy or an Urgent Care Centre.

If a PGD specifies the location of use (i.e. ‘Administration of lidocaine 1% injection within the Minor Injuries Unit’) then this PGD can only be used within this setting.