Compliant with Controlled Drugs Legislation

To the date below, our software is compliant with the Safer Management of Controlled Drugs legislation.

Below is a brief list detailing some of the ways in which we are compliant with the legislation.

Safer Management of Controlled Drugs (CDs): Changes to Record Keeping Requirements February 2008 Schedule 26. "...It is a requirement to record the following information in relation to the identity of the person collecting a schedule 2 CD supplied on prescription:

  • Whether the person who collected the drug was the patient, the patients representative or a healthcare professional acting on behalf of the patient and;
  • If the person who collected the drug was the patient or their representative and whether evidence of identity was requested;
  • if the person collecting was a healthcare professional acting on behalf of the patient, that person's name and address;
  • and whether evidence of identity was provided by the person collecting the drug"

Safer Management of Controlled Drugs (CDs): Changes to Record Keeping Requirements February 2008 Schedule 15 "The guidance makes clear that if the CDR is held in computerised form then the best practise requires that:

  • Safeguards should be incorporated in the software to make sure that the author of each entry is identifiable
  • Entries cannot be altered at a later date
  • A log of all data entered is kept and can be recalled for audit purposes."

written by Jo Richardson, on 2008-03-04 17:07.