Pharmacies are responsible for ensuring safe and effective processes are in place for dispensing controlled drugs. Pharmacists are well placed to ensure patient safety through supporting and advising the patient on the correct use of controlled drugs.
Arden Commissioning Support have produced a bulletin, available to download on the link provided on this page.
The Accountable Officer for NHS West Midlands Area Team is:
Dr Kiran Patel
Dr Patel’s contact email is firstname.lastname@example.org . Any urgent matters requiring the CDAO’s attention can be sent using this email.
Dr Weiner holds the position of Associate Medical Director for NHSE West Midlands, his email address is email@example.com
Arden & GEM CSU Medicines Optimisation Team continue to provide CDAO support all CD queries and CD incidents should be sent:
Telephone: 0121 611 0813
Police Controlled Drugs Liaison Officer for the West Midlands
Detective Constable 9409
West Midlands Police Controlled Drugs Liaison Officer
Telephone: 101 ext 872 3045
Mobile: 07901 103413
Further information about CD regulations can be found on the PSNC website by clicking here.
ll Contractors may have already received this but please see the below information and attached documents.
*Sent on behalf of the Controlled Drug Accountable Officer – Chris Weiner
Dear Colleagues at the LPC
An Online CD Reporting Tool is being rolled out by NHS England West Midlands Area Team. The tool was developed 4 years ago and has been steadily adopted by all Area Team across England.
The Online CD Reporting Tool will be used to report CD incidents / concerns, CD destruction requests and self-declarations by dentists, pharmacists and General Practitioners.
We will be encouraging contractors to use the tool when it goes live and appreciate your help to ensure the information is circulated to community pharmacy colleagues. Please could you put this information in your local newsletters and cascade across your email circulation lists in the West Midlands. Please find a letter attached from the CDAO – Chris Weiner and a Frequently Asked Questions supporting document.
The Online CD Reporting Tool will ensure we have a standardised approach across the area to reporting, recording and management of controlled drug concerns/incidents.
All reporters of controlled drug concerns / incidents will need to register on the website from the 1st of March 2018. Registration is required on an individual basis and it is recommended you familiarise yourself with the tutorial videos that will be available on the website form mid-March (www.cdreporting.co.uk). Please select the West Midlands region when you register.
There are no limits to the number of people from the same organisation that can register or access the website and the majority of reporters use their email address as their username and then select a password that is easy to remember.
From the 1st April 2018 the Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer will only accept incidents reported via the online CD reporting tool.
Please contact Medicines Optimisation Team if you have any questions:
Medicines Optimisation Team
NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit
Westgate House | Market Street | Warwick | CV34 4DE
Controlled Drugs queries Tel: 0121 611 0813
Secure Email: AGCSU.firstname.lastname@example.org
Letter from CDAO on CD Reporting Tool
FAQs Online CD reporting tool