Statement: Allowing pharmacy technicians to supply and administer medicines under Patient Group Directions (PGDs).

Amendments to the Human Medicines Regulations were laid before Parliament at the end of May. The changes will allow registered pharmacy technicians to supply and administer medicines under a Patient Group Direction (PGD). 

Malcolm Harrison, Chief Executive of the CCA said:

“The CCA has long campaigned in favour of pharmacy technicians being allowed to supply and administer medicines using Patient Group Directions (PGDs).

We are delighted this change has come through which will further harness the skills of registered pharmacy technicians, who already play an integral role in community pharmacy. This is an important step in changing the workforce to reflect the needs of the future and offers a route to increasing vital future clinical capacity.

Empowering the workforce to move into the future and meet patient needs is a great first step. We now need NHS England to commission services ambitiously, with additional funding, so that we can benefit from this change.”

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