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Safer management of controlled drugs

These charts show prescribing of Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 Controlled Drugs on NHS prescriptions by month. They are updated on a quarterly basis and show annual trends.

The data examines the prescribing of controlled drugs on both NHS FP10 forms and on private prescriptions.

Since June 2015, items prescribed on FP10HP forms by hospitals have been included in this data.

Pharmacy contractors are required by The Misuse of Drugs Regulations to submit original private prescriptions for Schedule 2 and 3 Controlled Drugs dispensed in the community to NHS Prescription Services each month. Private prescribing can be monitored using ePACT, accessible to authorised users only.   

(Files prior to June 2015 - prescribing for schedule 2 and 3 Controlled Drugs on NHS FP10 forms). 

Number of Schedule 2 and 3 CDs:

prescribed:

prescribed privately:

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed Jun 2015 (Excel: 200KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed privately Jun 2015 (Excel: 199KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed Mar 2015 (Excel: 200KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed privately Mar 2015 (Excel: 199KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed Dec 2014 (Excel: 200 KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed privately Dec 2014 (Excel: 199KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed Sep 201 (Excel: 200KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed privately Sep 2014 (Excel: 199KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed Jun 2014 (Excel: 200KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed privately Jun 2014 (Excel: 199KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed Mar 2014 (Excel: 200KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed privately Mar 2014 (Excel: 199KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed Dec 2013 (Excel: 199KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed privately Dec 2013 (Excel: 199KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed Sep 2013 (Excel: 199KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed privately Sep 2013 (Excel: 199KB)

Shedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed Jun 2013 (Excel: 199KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed privately Jun 2013 (Excel: 199KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed Mar 2013 (Excel: 199KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed privately Mar 2013 (Excel: 199KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed Dec 2012 (Excel: 410KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed Dec 2012 (Excel: 409KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed Sep 2012 (Excel: 409KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed privately Sep 2012 (Excel: 409KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed Jun 2012 (Excel: 409KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed privately Jun 2012 (Excel: 410KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed Mar 2012 (Excel: 410KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed privately Mar 2012 (Excel: 409KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed Dec 2011 (Excel: 410KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed privately Dec 2011 (Excel: 409KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed Sep 2011 (Excel: 409KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed privately Sep 2011 (Excel: 409KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed Jun 2011 (Excel: 411KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed privately Jun 2011 (Excel: 409KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed Mar 2011 (Excel: 411KB)

Schedule 2 and 3 CDs prescribed privately Mar 2011 (Excel: 409KB)

Earlier months' data are available on request.