Pharmacy technicians can supply medicines under PGDs from end of this month

New amendments to the Human Medicines Regulations will soon allow registered pharmacy technicians to supply and administer medicines under Patient Group
Directions (PGDs).

Laid before Parliament at the end of May, the legislative changes will come into effect from June 26, 2024, the Community Pharmacy England (CPE) announced today.

The introduction of this new legislation follows an announcement made by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) earlier this year.

The regulatory adjustments provide the legal framework for pharmacy technicians to engage in the supply and administration of medicines under PGDs in the course
of their professional practice. However, there will be no immediate change in the provision of community pharmacy services, the CPE noted