Publish date: 7 June 2024

From Monday, 10 June 2024, 350|LOCAL|Role Specific - Patient Group Directions (PGD), will be a three yearly training requirement for all registered nursing staff working in Walk in Centres (WICs) and Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs), as agreed by the Workforce Development Education and Training Group (WDETG) and Operational Management Group. 

The aim of the course, which was developed by the NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service (SPS), is to support healthcare professionals and organisations who are considering, developing, authorising and using patient group directions (PGDs) to deliver healthcare services in line with legislation and NICE medicines practice guideline (MPG2).

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