Patient Group Direction (PGDs)
All pharmacists and locums working in Forth Valley are encouraged to download and use the PGD Checklist to complete all relevant individual authorisations.
Contractors should ensure that all pharmacists and locums they employ are aware of the services you are contractually obliged to provide. Contracted services must be provided during all opening hours. Pharmacists and locums must be legally covered to provide services by completing the mandatory training required as indicated in the PGD and signing the individual authorisation.
A copy of each individual authorisation should be faxed, e-mailed or posted to the Community Pharmacy Development Team. Please ensure that you have completed the correct version and that you have signed and dated it. Contact details for faxing, e-mail and posting can be found on the Contacts page.
PGDs MUST be signed for the following core services:
These services are contractual obligations under the national contract. Details of individual services, the current PGD and the Service Specification can be found by clicking on each Core Service above.
Locally Negotiated Services
Contractors should ensure that all pharmacists and locums employed by them are aware of the locally negotiated services they are obliged to provide.
- COPD: Amoxicillin
- UTI: Trimethoprim
- Impetigo: Fusidic Acid
- Minor Skin Infections: Hydrocortisone 1%
- Skin Infections: Flucloxacillin
- Vaginal Thrush: Clotrimazole
- Conjunctivitis: Chloramphenicol 0.5%
Unscheduled Care – Notes for Individual Authorisation Completion
60% of the Individual Authorisations submitted to the Community Pharmacy Development team cannot be legally documented due to incorrect completion.
For notes on completion, please refer to our Quick Guide.