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Can off label or unlicensed products be sold, supplied or administered under Schedule 17 of the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 exemptions?

8 January 2020Exceptions to the general rule for which certain healthcare professionals can sell, supply, and/or administer medicines to patients under Schedule 17 of the Human Medicines…

Patient Group Direction use in Primary Care Networks

8 January 2020Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are networks of GP practices collaboratively working together and with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in…

Medicines Shortages and Patient Group Directions

16 December 2019Medicine Shortages can occur for many reasons including manufacturing and quality control problems, delays in supply chains and discontinuations. Where a medicine supplied and/or administered…

National Ambulance Patient Group Directions

18 July 2019National PGDs National PGDs have been developed for ambulance services commissioned by NHS England.  They are supported by NASMeD and JRCALC. Organisations need to adopt them…

Can Patient Group Directions (PGDs) be used to supply or administer a medication which is part of a clinical trial, study or pilot?

26 June 2019There is nothing in legislation that prevents the use of PGDs in clinical trials, studies or pilots if the medicine has a product licence and…

SPS National Medicines Governance Do Once programme – national Patient Group Direction (PGD) template

20 June 2019The attached PGD template is based on the version being used to develop the national PGD templates as part of the SPS National Medicines Governance…

Contrast Agent PGD Templates

2 April 2019SPS, NHS England, the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR), with the support of specialists working within NHS…

Patient Group Directions (PGDs) for administration of contrast media in radiology services and exemplar PGD templates

2 April 2019This guide has been written in response to the many enquiries that we have received about the development and use of PGDs in radiology services.…

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

20 March 2019This guidance is designed to assist organisations in identifying when a Patient Group Direction (PGD) should not be used. The aims of this guidance are…

Can a local authority delegate authorisation of PGDs to a CCG using a Section 75 partnership agreement?

26 February 2019The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has sought legal advice and has confirmed that local authorities cannot delegate responsibility for organisational authorisation of…