Useful links

Care Quality Commission

Controlled Drugs guidance for providers

Disposing of medicines in care homes and care homes with nursing

Nigel’s surgery 28: Management of controlled drugs

The safer management of Controlled Drugs: Annual Report 2018

Optimising medicines during end of life care

Controlled Drugs National Group and newsletters


Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group

Safer delivery of medicines



Electronic Medicines Compendium


Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010

Waste exemption: T28 sort and denature controlled drugs for disposal


Environment Agency

Register of Waste Exemptions


Department of Health and Social Care

Drug misuse and dependence: UK guidelines on clinical management (the ‘Orange Book’)

The Controlled Drugs (Supervision of Management and Use) Regulations 2013

The Human Medicines Regulations 2012

The Health Act 2006

Guidance on the destruction of Controlled Drugs – New role for Accountable Officers


Home Office

Controlled drugs: licences, fees and returns

Controlled Drugs List

Drug Licensing Factsheet- Cannabis, CBD and other cannabinoids

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

Security guidance for all existing or prospective Home Office Controlled Drug Licensees and/or Precursor Chemical Licensees or Registrants

The Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) Regulations 1973

The Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001


Live Well with Pain

Live Well with Pain


Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

The supply, manufacture, importation and distribution of unlicensed cannabis-based products for medicinal use in humans ‘specials’


National Institute for Health & Care Excellence

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: diagnosis and management

Benzodiazepine and z-drug withdrawal

Chronic pain (primary and secondary) in over 16s: assessment of all chronic pain and management of chronic primary pain

Controlled drugs: safe use and management

Medicines optimisation in long-term pain


NHS Counter Fraud Authority

Management and control of prescription forms: A guide for prescribers and health organisations


NHS Dorset CCG

Dorset Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain: Resource Pack


NHS England

Controlled Drugs incidents in organisations without their own Accountable Officer (e.g. community pharmacy and general practice) should be reported online

Cannabis-based products for medicinal use

Controlled Drugs Single Operating Model

Spotting a forged or fraudulent prescription


NHS Improvement

A Just Culture Guide

Faye’s story: good practice when prescribing opioids for chronic pain


NHS Kernow CCG

Chronic Pain in Cornwall


NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service

How should dentists prescribe, store, order and dispose of controlled drugs?



NICE Guidelines

NICE Medicines Optimisation in Long Term Pain



Dealing with Drug Seeking Behaviour Webinar


Primary Care Support England

PCSE Portal


Public Health England

The facts – gabatentin and pregabalin (A6 flyer)

Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Safe and secure handling of medicines

Professional Guidance on the Administration of Medicines in Healthcare Settings

The Royal College of Anaesthetists

Opioids Aware

The Royal College of General Practitioners

Top Ten Tips: Dependence Forming Medications

University of Oxford

Open Prescribing

Prescribing of opioids (total oral morphine equivalence) in primary care

Prescribing of pregabalin in primary care

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