Safer Management of Controlled Drugs:
Requirements for Requisitions for Supply of Schedule 1, 2, and 3 Controlled Drugs
Department of Health Guidance for Implementation sets out action required to implement a series of changes to the way controlled drugs (CDs) for human use are prescribed and dispensed and the monitoring of this activity.
Controlled Drugs Guide
This third edition of 'A Guide to good practice in the management of controlled drugs in primary care (England)' has been published by the National Prescribing Centre. The Controlled Drugs Guide (CDG) takes into account the significant legislative changes, introduced by the Government to strengthen the governance arrangements for controlled drugs (CDs) since publication of the first edition in December 2005. This CDG is primarily aimed at developing good practice for the management of CDs in primary care in England, but also encompasses issues raised at the interfaces between primary, secondary and social care. This CDG aims to identify robust systems for obtaining, storing, supplying, recording, monitoring and disposing safely of CDs, while at the same time helping to ensure appropriate and convenient access for those patients that require CDs.
Checklist - Prescription Requirements for Controlled Drugs
Controlled Drugs Reporting Form
(To be used to submit reports to the CD Accountable Officer)
A resource which pharmacists and registered pharmacy technicians may use to review their practices and policies in relation to Controlled Drugs
Monitored dosage systems and Compliance aids, Legal and Ethical Advisory Service
Fact Sheet: Six, last reviewed September 2007
A resource which pharmacists and registered pharmacy technicians may use to review their practices and policies in relation to Controlled Drugs in compliance aids
Top Tips 2: NHS Prescriptions for Schedule 2 and 3 Controlled Drugs
An easy reference guide to aid decision making when dispensing a CD prescription