Updated Controlled Drugs Regulations from 1st April 2013
28th February 2013
Controlled Drugs (Supervision of Management and Use) Regulations 2013 (SI2103/373) for England and Scotland will come into force on 1st April 2013. These deal with governance arrangements, in particular the role and functions of Controlled Drugs Accountable Officers (CDAO), and also reflect the new architecture for the NHS in England from April 2013.
These regulations supersede the Controlled Drugs (Supervision of Management and Use) Regulations 2006 (“the 2006 Regulations”) which came into force in 2007, and follow a consultation process by the Department of Health (DH) in September 2012 (see our article 28-09-2012).
The DH has published information about the 2013 Regulations which can be downloaded below, along with the official Regulations and the summary of responses to the consultation.
- Legislation changes for controlled drugs
- Cochrane review: Buprenorphine for treating cancer pain
- New PO magnesium product for hypomagnesaemia
- Ketamine supply update
- Potential risk of error in selecting incorrect oxycodone strength
- Free access to the on-line Palliative Care Formulary renewed for NHS Scotland
- Court ruling requires NHS England to issue guidance for the prescribing and dispensing of pregabalin for neuropathic pain
- New vision for co-ordinated end of life care published
- New drug driving legislation now in force
- Save 33%: Strong opioids and the relief of cancer pain booklet