Safe Prescribing and Dispensing of Controlled Drugs: Medical Council/PSI Joint Guidance

This joint guidance aims to facilitate safer prescribing and dispensing of controlled drugs (CDs), with a particular focus on controlled drugs in schedule 2, 3 and schedule 4 part 1. 

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This guidance aims to facilitate safer prescribing and dispensing of controlled drugs (CDs), with a particular focus on controlled drugs in schedule 2, 3 and schedule 4 part 1.

It should be used by all prescribers and pharmacists in the collaborative, safe and effective care of patients. While this guidance provides some information on legal requirements applicable to hospital or residential settings, it is primarily aimed at professionals working in a primary care setting.

This guidance was first produced in 2017 and has been updated to reflect further legislative changes.  

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