patient group directions

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patient group directions

A UK term for blanket-written instructions for the supply and/or administration of medicines given to a group of patients who may not be individually identified before presenting for treatment.
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Some referrals to the GP were for a prescription and this could be reduced by optometrists training for therapeutics or establishing a patient group directive (PGD).
Consider setting up a patient group directive to cover the treatment of dry eye and minor red eye problems under the NHS

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