3. Underpinning Knowledge - Legislation and Professional Issues

3.6.4Administration of Controlled Drugs

Schedule 1 CDs may only be administered, or prescribed under a Home Office licence. Schedule 2, 3 or 4 CDs can be administered to a patient by:

  • A doctor, dentist, pharmacist independent prescriber or nurse independent prescriber acting in their own right
  • A supplementary prescriber (including a pharmacist supplementary prescriber) acting in accordance with a clinical management plan
  • A person acting in accordance with the directions of a prescriber entitled to prescribe CDs (including pharmacist independent prescribers).