Controlled Drugs requisition requirements

Quick reference guide

From 30 November 2015, amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 will make the use of an approved form for the requisitioning of Schedule 2 and 3 Controlled Drugs 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 Controlled Drugs by healthcare professionals within the community can be monitored.

Sections on this page

  • Diagram to show when an approved mandatory requisition from must be used to request stock of Schedule 2 and 3 Controlled Drugs 
  • Approved mandatory requisition forms 
  • Legal requirements for a Controlled Drugs requisition 
  • Processing of forms 
  • Practice issues 
  • Wholesale dealing of Controlled Drugs 
  • Where to go for further information

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