Reminder: Pharmacy Technicians and PGDs

From 26 June 2024, new legislation permits pharmacy technicians to supply and administer medicines under Patient Group Directions (PGDs) in the course of their professional practice.

However, while the change means pharmacy technicians can be included in PGDs, it does not mean they are automatically included in existing NHS community pharmacy PGDs.

Any updates to services first need to be considered in negotiations and, where agreed, the relevant patient group directions and specification specifications would then be amended.  For more information visit the CPE website