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Pharmacy Technicians to Supply Medication Under PGDs

Today, 26th June 2024, new legislation permits pharmacy technicians to supply and administer medicines under Patient Group Directions (PGDs).

However, this change DOES NOT mean they are automatically included in existing NHS community pharmacy PGDs.

It is important to note that there can be no immediate change in the provision of community pharmacy services (e.g Pharmacy First, Common Ailments Service)

Any updates to services need to be considered in government negotiations and, where agreed, the relevant NHS patient group directions and specification specifications will then be amended.

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NOTE : It is advisable to check with your insurance provider, that  pharmacy technicians’ provision of both private and NHS services is covered within your pharmacy insurance policy.