On 30 November 2015, amendments to the
Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 made the use
of an approved form for the requisitioning of
Schedule 2 and 3 CDs in the community mandatory.
This applies to both requisitions for human and for
veterinary use. Hospices and prisons are exempt
from the requirement to use the approved form.
The introduction of an approved mandatory
requisition form is a remaining Shipman Inquiry
recommendation aimed at ensuring the
purchase of all stocks of Schedule 2 and 3 CDs
by healthcare professionals within the community
can be monitored.