Developing patient group directions for medicines management
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Developing patient group directions for medicines management

Gerri Kaufman Lecturer, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York

This article explores the development and use of patient group directions in the supply and administration of medicines. It provides an overview of the classification of medicines and differentiates between a patient specific direction and a patient group direction. The use of patient group directions in the NHS and private sector, and the medicines that can be included in such a directive, are discussed.

Nursing Standard. 24, 48,50-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.08.24.48.50.c7931

Correspondence

gk8@york.ac.uk

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review