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 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
For general enquiries relating to controlled drugs call 01138 254717 or email
For any other queries relating to controlled drugs management you are advised to contact Samantha Travis - Tel: 07920 251512 or email

Samantha Travis is supported in this role by:
Diane Bloomfield, Controlled Drugs Support Officer (for Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire)
Tel: 07730 374666 or email

Eleanor Carnegie, Controlled Drugs Support Officer (for Shropshire & Staffordshire) Tel: 07730 376391 or email

Jayne Wood, Controlled Drugs Support Administration (North Midlands) Tel: 07714 777667 or email 

A Memorandum of Understanding between NHS England and Integrated Care Board on the Safe Use of Controlled Drugs is in place.

You can also contact one of your ICB 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

Controlled Drug Newsletters:

2022 2021
April 2022 September 2021
September 2020
November 2019
November 2018
December 2017
March 2016
September 2022 April 2021
June 2020
August 2019
August 2018
November 2017

April 2020
May 2019 April 2018 March 2017  

February 2020
February 2019      

Controlled Drug Care Home Newsletters:

December 2021             



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