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Pregabalin update

Pharmacy teams may be aware of the recent patent litigation of Lyrica. The patent is now set to expire and NHS England has released new guidance  in regards to the prescribing and dispensing of pregabalin, which comes into effect from 17th July 2017. Pharmacy teams should note that when dispensing pregabalin for the treatment of any condition,...

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Steve Brine MP to have responsibility for pharmacy in new ministerial role

Steve Brine, the MP for Winchester, is the new minister with responsibility for pharmacy. Mr Brine was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health last week by Prime Minister Theresa May, but his ministerial brief was not known at that point. Mr Brine is a long-term Conservative activist and has served as Jeremy...

12 hours ago

PSNC Judicial Review Appeal Update

PSNC has received permission to appeal in its Judicial Review Case against the Secretary of State. On 20th October 2016, the Secretary of State imposed funding cuts and other changes on community pharmacy. PSNC sought Judicial Review of the decision.  On 18 May 2017, Mr Justice Collins gave his judgment, finding against PSNC, but criticising the Department of Health’s (DH’s) consultation process, stating that it was...

15 hours ago

Controlled Drugs

Controlled Drug Accountable Officer – West Yorkshire

All administration of the CD Accountable Officer (CDAO) function within NHS England Yorkshire and the Humber is being undertaken by a central CDAO team based in Leeds.  The team can be contacted in relation to:

  • Incidents
  • CD destruction requests
  • Alerts relating to lost, stolen and fraudulent prescriptions
  • All queries relating to controlled drugs
The team should be contacted via the central mailbox: england.yhcdao@nhs.net
 
In the event of a serious CD incident or concern please contact the CDAO office on 0113 825 3300.
 
Any clinical support required in relation to requests and questions will be allocated by the CDAO office.

 

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

 

West Yorkshire Police Controlled Drug Liaison Officer 

The West Yorkshire Police Controlled Drug Liaison Officer contact is Helen Piper:

Helen.Piper@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk 

 

CD Governance Newsletters

CD Governance Newsletter - June 2015