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Controlled Drugs: Ensuring the Safer Management, Diversion & Abuse, Prescribing and Use

Thu, 18 Jul 2024

Virtual, Online

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The National Controlled Drugs Virtual Conference focuses ensuring the Safer Management of Controlled Drugs: Diversion & Abuse, Prescribing and Use. Aimed at Controlled Drugs Accountable Officers, Pharmacists, Police Controlled Drugs Liaison Officers, and Prescribers including Non Medical Prescribers, the conference will update you on current national developments, developing the role of the CDAO and improve practice learning from case studies.

There is also new sessions focusing on a case study on accounting for losses on a hospitals ward, and a Coroner Perspective; learning from the Coroner and Prevention of Future Deaths reports following CQC findings that:

"Although Prevention of Future Death reports are sent to specific individuals or organisations, the valuable information in them about controlled drugs risks should be used to support learning and change across both individual organisations and local health and care systems" Care Quality Commission 5th July 2022

“During our inspections in 2022, we have found good and poor practice in how controlled drugs are managed and used… Staff need to feel supported to be open about reporting errors and to learn from them. This is crucial to reduce the risk of a similar event happening again.”

Care Quality Commission The state of health care and adult social care in England 2022/23 October 2023

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve the safe use, prescribing and management of controlled drugs

  • Understand the national context including developments from the CQC

  • Assess practice against the RPS Standards for the governance and management of Controlled Drugs

  • Understand the scale of abuse and diversion of controlled drugs by healthcare professionals

  • Ensure effective Controlled Drugs Governance and learning from audit

  • Improve your skills in the identification and management of theft and abuse by staff

  • Learn from police investigations and inspections

  • Learning from Syringe Driver related controlled drugs incidents

  • Understand and develop the role of the controlled drugs accountable officer

  • Improve your skills in the prescribing and prescribing governance of controlled drugs

  • The Non Medical Prescriber and controlled drugs 

  • Reflect on the use and governance of controlled drugs at the end of life

  • Update your knowledge on learning from deaths involving controlled drugs, and using the Coroner Future of Deaths report to inform changes in practice 

  • Improve practice in governance and prescribing of opioids

  • Reflect on a case study investigation and learning from losses on a hospital ward 

  • Ensure lessons are learned from the investigation and reporting of controlled drugs incidents

  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

100% of delegates at the last Controlled Drugs Conference stated that attending the conference would ultimately have a positive impact on patient experience and outcomes.

100% of delegates also stated they would recommend this conference to a colleague. 

Speakers include:

Wendy Mcallister

Former Controlled Drugs Liaison Officer

Dr Weeliat Chong

Chief Pharmacist
Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust

Ms Nadia Persaud

Area Coroner
East London
Her Majesty's Coroners East London

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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