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The safer management of controlled drugs - Annual report

The report also includes an overview of data for 2015 on prescribing of controlled drugs across England in the primary care sector and identifies any trends in prescribing, and highlights key changes to legislation.

"The report makes three recommendations to strengthen existing arrangements for reporting and sharing concerns about controlled drugs across England.

One of CQC’s responsibilities under the regulations is to maintain and publish a register of controlled drug accountable officers (CDAOs) who are responsible for all controlled drug handling and governance issues in their organisation. We also chair the National Group on Controlled Drugs, which enables key regulators and agencies with a controlled drugs remit to focus on key areas including thefts and frauds, patient safety, policy and operational issues and prescribing. CQC also has oversight of how well local controlled drug intelligence networks (CD LINs) across England are working.

There are two separate annexes to the 2015 report: The activity report for the National Group on Controlled drugs, and the report of activity from the Cross-Border Group for safer management of controlled drugs in the devolved administrations (Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and Ireland)."

Sarah Dennison, National Controlled Drugs Manager at Care Quality Commission confirmed to speak at: 

Controlled Drugs: Safe Use, Prescribing and Management
Friday 30 September, Hallam Conference Centre, London


15 July 2016


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