DHSC consultation on use of PGDs by Pharmacy Technicians

The Department of Health and Social Care has opened a consultation on the proposal for the use of patient group directions (PGDs) by pharmacy technicians.

This consultation, run jointly with the Department of Health Northern Ireland, is seeking views on enabling pharmacy technicians to supply and administer medicines under PGDs and runs until 11.59pm on 29th September 2023.

As well as facilitating timely access to medicines for patients, this is part of a previous commitment from Government and the NHS to explore efficiency reforms aimed at making better use of the skills of the whole pharmacy team, as agreed under the 5-year Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) deal.

Community Pharmacy England has long pursued reforms to help improve the efficiency of pharmacy services. We are considering our response to this consultation and will publish this in due course.

Pharmacy technicians: Making the most of their professional practice

Read and respond via the GOV.UK website.

NHS England will be running a webinar, this will give you the opportunity to find out more, discuss these topics and hear examples of clinical practice. The webinar will be held on Thursday 7th September at 7-8pm. If you would like to attend you can register for the webinar here: https://www.events.england.nhs.uk/events/pharmacy-technicians-and-patient-group-directions-webinar

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