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Our annual update on safely managing controlled drugs

20 July 2018
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Our latest annual update on CQC’s activity under our controlled drugs responsibilities.

We report on our work in 2017 in monitoring the effectiveness of controlled drug local intelligence networks (CD LINs) across England, and in leading the National Group on Controlled Drugs and the Cross-Border Group for safer management of controlled drugs. In response to feedback from members attending CD LIN meetings, we have also included some of our common findings on inspection.

The update for 2017 presents data on prescribing of controlled drugs across England in the primary care sector, and shows trends over the last 10 years. We also make recommendations to improve and strengthen the management of controlled drugs in health and social care services

Last updated:
20 July 2018