When Patient Group Directions (PGDs) are not required. Guidance on when PGDs should not be used and advice on alternative mechanisms for supply and administration of medicines

This guidance is designed to assist organisations in identifying when a Patient Group Direction (PGD) should not be used.

The aims of this guidance are to:

  • Sign post users to alternative mechanisms for supply and administration.
  • Reduce the operational workload of developing, authorising, reviewing and updating unnecessary PGDs where simpler mechanisms for administration and supply are available.
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