Controlled Drugs

The Controlled Drugs regulations 2013 require that each NHS England region has a Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer.

Samantha Travis is the Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer for NHS England - North Midlands (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire & Staffordshire).

The Accountable Officer has an obligation to record concerns regarding individual's management of controlled drugs, to assess and investigate those concerns and to take appropriate action if those concerns are well founded.

ALL health care professionals have a statutory duty to report any incidents, errors or concerns, however minor, regarding the management of Controlled Drugs.

There is a new web-based controlled drug reporting tool which is being supported by NHS England and aims to make your statutory obligation to report controlled drug concerns/incidents much simpler and consistent www.cdreporting.co.uk
For any other queries relating to controlled drugs management you are advised to contact Samantha Travis - Samantha.travis@nhs.net

Samantha Travis is supported in this role by:
Margaret Farrow-Johnson, Controlled Drugs Support Officer (for Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire)
Tel: 0113 8249774 or email Margaret.farrow-johnson@nhs.net

Eleanor Carnegie, Controlled Drugs Support Officer (for Shropshire & Staffordshire) Tel: 0113 8254630 or email Eleanor.carnegie@nhs.net

Selina Utting, Controlled Drugs Administration Support (NHS England North Midlands) Tel: 0113 8255479 or email Selina.utting@nhs.net

A Memorandum of Understanding between NHS England and Clinical Commissioning Groups on the Safe Use of Controlled Drugs is in place.

You can also contact one of your CCG Medicines Management colleagues who will also be able to help or sign post you.

For information and support around the destruction of controlled drugs please contact Phil Lucas on the following: Phil.Lucas.16777@Derbyshire.PNN.Police.UK

For information on Prescribing Controlled Drugs for temporary patients, please see here

Controlled Drug Update

Tramadol became a schedule 3 controlled drug in June 2014. For further information see:
Tramadol: new legal classification


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Derby and Derbyshire CCG

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