Patient Group Direction (PGDs)

Patient Group Directions (PGDs) are used to support a number of services in the NHS such as minor injuries and out of hours services

The back ground to their use, is set out in the NICE guidelines [MPG2] Published date: August 2013 

This provides good practice recommendations for the systems and processes used when commissioners and providers of NHS services are considering the need for, developing, authorising, using and updating Patient Group Directions. This guideline also covers governance arrangements with the aim of ensuring patients receive safe and appropriate care and timely access to medicines, in line with legislation.

The documents below are currently used in the Minor Injury Units (MIU) and Out of Hour (OOH) services in east Kent

They are provided here for information purposes only. PGD documents are only valid once signed by the departmental leads from the relevant organisations in line with the above NICE recommendations 

PGD Summary (September 2019)
PGD - Aciclovir 800mg tablets
PGD - Amoxicillin
PGD - Benzlpenicillin injection
PGD - Cefotaxime injection
PGD - Chloramphenicol
PGD - Ciprofloxacin 250mg tablets
PGD - Clarithromycin
PGD - Co-amoxiclav (Bites)
PGD - Co-amoxiclav (Pyelonethritis)
PGD - Co-Codamol tablets 30-500mg (Plain or Soluble)
PGD - Codeine 30mg tablets
PGD - Diazepam
PGD - Diazepam (Rectal)
PGD - Diclofenac injection
PGD - Doxycycline
PGD - Enoxaparin (Lower limb)
PGD - Erythromycin
PGD - Flucloxacillin
PGD - Ipratropium Bromide Solution for nebulising
PGD - Lidocaine injection (1% wv and 2% wv)
PGD - Cyclizine injection
PGD - Metronidazole
PGD - Naproxen Tablets
PGD - Nitrofurantoin capsules and tablets
PGD - Omeprazole or Lansoprazole
PGD - Oral Midazolam
PGD - Oral Morphine
PGD - Oxybuprocaine 0.4% eye drops (single use)
PGD - Phenoxymethylpenicillin
PGD - Prednisolone 5mg tablets
PGD - Prochlorperazine buccal
PGD - Revaxis (Tetanus Diptheria Inactivated Polio Vaccine (TdIPV))
PGD - Salbutamol 100mcgs inhaler
PGD - Salbutamol solution for nebulising
PGD - Trimethoprim 200mg tablets