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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:

Jun 2015

Jun 2015

Mar 2015

Mar 2015

Dec 2014

Dec 2014

Sep 2014

Sep 2014

Jun 2014

Jun 2014

Mar 2014

Mar 2014

Dec 2013

Dec 2013

Sep 2013

Sep 2013

Jun 2013

Jun 2013

Mar 2013

Mar 2013

Dec 2012

Dec 2012

Sep 2012

Sep 2012

Jun 2012

Jun 2012

Mar 2012

Mar 2012

Dec 2011

Dec 2011

Sep 2011

Sep 2011

Jun 2011

Jun 2011

Mar 2011

Mar 2011

Earlier months' data are available on request.