Health Building Note 14-02: Medicines storage in clinical areas

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Provides best practice guidance on storage facilities for medicines (including controlled drugs) in clinical areas.

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This guidance was first published as a standalone chapter in Health Building Note 00-01 – ‘General design principles’ in 2012. When HBN 00-01 was revised in 2014, the chapter on medicines storage was removed to become an HBN its own right. The guidance is largely related to acute hospitals, but the general principles are the same whatever the clinical setting.