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Health & Care Review

Keeping up with all the latest developments in health and care policy could almost be a full time job and PSNC regularly receives questions from LPCs and pharmacy contractors about what is going on in the wider health and care landscape beyond community pharmacy. To help answer some of these questions and to help contractors and...

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Corticosteroids: rare risk of central serous chorioretinopathy with systemic and local administration

The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued advice on the risk of central serous chorioretinopathy. This has been associated with systemic use of corticosteroids but recently it has also been reported after local administration of corticosteroids via inhaled, intranasal, epidural, intra-articular, topical dermal and periocular routes. The MHRA is advising healthcare professionals...

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CPPE launches New Medicine Service e-course

The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) has launched an e-course which will enable learners to gain the key knowledge, skills and behaviours to support delivery of the New Medicine Service (NMS) and to ensure they are delivering a patient-centred, high-quality service. The course will give pharmacy professionals the opportunity to learn in live online...

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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