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The safer management of controlled drugs

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We are responsible for making sure that health and social care providers, and other regulators, maintain a safe environment for managing controlled drugs in England.

The safer management of controlled drugs: Annual report 2016 cover image

Our update for 2016 highlights CQC’s activity in relation to our controlled drug responsibilities, including our role with controlled drug intelligence networks (CD LINs), the National Group on Controlled Drugs and the Cross-Border Group for safer management of controlled drugs.

It sets out key changes to legislation, provides an overview of prescribing data and prescribing trends for controlled drugs across England in the primary care sector and also makes three recommendations to strengthen existing arrangements.

The annex reports on activity in 2016 from partner organisations of the controlled drugs national group and cross-border group.



Last updated:
18 July 2017


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