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46th UKMI Conference (virtual) 2020 – iPosters

21 October 2020The iPosters listed below have been submitted and accepted for the 46th UKMi Conference (virtual) in 2020. Clicking on the title of each iPoster will…

Questions about signatories of PGDs

21 September 2020Who are the PGD signatories? Legislation requires that a PGD must be signed by a doctor (or dentist) and a pharmacist and guidance states that they…

Questions about electronic systems and PGDs

21 September 2020Systems and processes for developing, reviewing and authorising PGDs have been subject to change over recent years in response to changes in the available technology…

Authorisation of Independent Healthcare Provider (IHP) PGDs for NHS and public health commissioned services

21 September 2020The attached document provides guidance for IHPs and commissioning organisations where the IHP agrees to take responsibility for development and authorisation of PGDs, prior to…

Can Patient Group Directions (PGDs) be used to supply and administer abortifacients e.g. Mifegyne®?

14 September 2020No. One of the requirements of the Abortion Act 1967 is that a pregnancy may be only be terminated by a registered medical practitioner (i.e.…

Questions about Patient Specific Directions (PSD)

14 September 2020The following Q&A is intended to be read as a complete document to help provide the full context in practice.   In this document the term…

Public Health England (PHE) Patient Group Directions

14 September 2020  Patient Group Directions (PGD) have been developed by Public Health England for a variety of clinical scenarios.   These can be found at the links…

PGD Protocol – Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

14 September 2020This PGD protocol example is shared by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. In addition, a number of documents and tools have been developed…

What local arrangements are needed for authorising PGDs?

9 September 2020Patient group directions (NICE guideline MPG2, 2017) acknowledges that a number of scenarios may exist for developing and authorising PGDs. To consider the local arrangements required…

PGDs in the NHS – MHRA

9 September 2020MHRA information about PGDs and who can use them.