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Controlled Drugs

 

Controlled Drug Accountable Officer – West Yorkshire

The CD Accountable Officer for Yorkshire and Humber region is Gazala Khan.



CD Destruction Process During COVID-19 Pandemic

The NHS England Yorkshire and Humber Region Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer (CDAO) is adopting a new approach to the management of CD destructions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The new process will allow the authorisation of a registered colleague within the pharmacy team to act as an authorised witness during the pandemic.  This will allow the CDs to be denatured at a convenient time, promptly free up capacity in the CD cabinet(s) and without the additional burden of waiting for a third party authorised person to attend.
 
Authorisation must be granted by the CDAO BEFORE any CDs are destroyed.
 
The forms should be completed, a list of drugs to be destroyed added to the CD Portal and application submitted to the CDAO by email. The CDAO will then process the application and will, in many circumstances, designate the authorised person for the purposes of witnessing the destruction of controlled drugs. The authorisation will be for a very short time and limited to the premises to which the application relates for the list of drugs submitted on the CD Portal.
 
Pharmacy contractors will need to:
 
 
The CDAO has requested that where possible, the applicants use the Word document and complete the form electronically, rather than submitting a handwritten form.




CD Destruction:  

Requests for an Authorised Witness destruction visit for obsolete stock of Schedule 2 Controlled Drugs will need to be made on the online CD Portal: www.cdreporting.co.uk

Please note visits are undertaken on a rotational basis across the Yorkshire & Humber region and CDAO colleagues will contact you once they are planning to visit your locality.


How To Register:  

Go to the website: https://www.cdreporting.co.uk/reporting/ and click on ‘register’. Enter your details and press submit. You now have log in details to the website.  

The website has a number of functions: 

  • Reporting incidents
  • Submitting quarterly occurrence reports – NHS Trusts, Hospitals & Hospices
  • Submitting controlled drug declarations – GP’s, dentists and private midwives
  • Destructions – Requesting an authorised witness to CD destruction. (Independent pharmacies, GPs.) - please note, this function is in development.
  • FAQs
  • User Forum
  • Access newsletters
  • Review all your CD submissions
  • Export your incidents into Microsoft Excel
  • Report an error/query via the ticket system. 

 

Controlled Drugs: Approved Mandatory Requisition Form

From 30 November 2015 health professionals obtaining supplies of schedule 2 and schedule 3 controlled drugs in the community must use a new mandatory FP10CDF CD requisition form. The form must be used only when stocks of the relevant controlled drugs are to be obtained in the community, including wholesalers. The scope of the form includes pharmacy to pharmacy transfer of stocks. 

Additionally, the Home Office has approved new wording for instalment prescribing.  Click on the link below to view the letter from NHS England.

Controlled Drugs Letter Effective 30th November 2015

 

Controlled Drugs: T28 Form

All locations where CD destructions are taking place, should have a T28 form, which is an environmental health record of CD destruction locations. This is free and obtainable online via Gov.uk website here:  

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/waste-exemption-t28-sort-and-denature-controlled-drugs-for-disposal

 

West Yorkshire Police Controlled Drug Liaison Officer 

The West Yorkshire Police Controlled Drug Liaison Officer contact is Nicola Brookes:

Nicola.Brookes@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Telephone: 01924 293131

 

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Last Updated: 6th May 2020