Patient Group Directions

Key Resources

We have a number of key resources to help those who need to understand more about PGDs and get to grips with this area.  This set is particularly important as the role out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme continues.

This page explains what a Patient Group Direction (PGD) is and describes how they are used in clinical practice.
This page provides a clear process to help colleagues consider when a PGD is required.
Doctors and dentists cannot supply or administer medications under a PGD or Written Instruction.  This page gives further detail on why this is the case.
This page explains why delegation of supply or administration using a PGD is not possible.

All our PGD material

In addition to our key resources we have additional PGD material that you can find and search below.