Controlled Drug Guidance

Controlled Drugs Bulletin

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.

Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer

The Accountable Officer for NHS West Midlands Area Team is:
Dr Kiran Patel

Dr Patel’s contact email is . Any urgent matters requiring the CDAO’s attention can be sent using this email.

Please remember all other CD enquiries and incidents should be sent to NHS Arden & GEM Medicines Optimisation Team, please find below the contact details.

Telephone: 0121 611 0813

Police Controlled Drugs Liaison Officer for the West Midlands
Gareth Cooper
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.


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Opening times

Click the link below to view pharmacy opening times over the bank holiday period, including Christmas & New Year 2016/17

Bank holiday opening times

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