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Safer Management of Controlled Drugs


In order to support the work of controlled drug accountable officers and CCGs, a working group has supported NHS BSA in the development of some controlled drug metrics and have chosen a number of specific areas of prescribing to focus on, based on the specialist opinion of the working group involved in their development and available data at the time of development. 


These metrics will enable detailed scrutiny of controlled drug prescribing at NHS England area, CCG and practice level and the follow up of outliers. 


The metrics will also be useful to help NHSE controlled drug accountable officers and CCGs to see the variation in prescribing of controlled drugs across different areas within England and decide if this variation is warranted or unwarranted and if and how they may wish to address this.

If you're registered, you can access the Safer Management of Controlled Drugs dashboard via ePACT2