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NHS 24 has announced that the patient group direction for the urgent provision of repeat medicines, appliance and ACBS products will only be available in electronic format. The paper format will be discontinued from October when version 18 of the PGD is issued.

The PGD has been updated every six months in line with each new edition of the BNF. “Once all the materials contained within the Unscheduled Care – Pharmacy Guide (which includes the PGD) are updated they will be made available electronically through the NHS Scotland Community Pharmacy internet site as previously.

“Health Boards will continue to issue the signed authorisation form required for the PGD to each community pharmacy, and also communicate any changes related to confidential information e.g. telephone numbers for local GP out of hours services (Direct Referral).”

NHS 24 says that it will be the responsibility of each individual contractor to ensure they are operating to the most current PGD. Contractors will also have to ensure that staff and pharmacist locums can access the NHS Community Pharmacy website for reference when required.

Link:

NHS24 statement

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