Controlled Drug Incidents: NEW online reporting system in place

Controlled Drug Incidents: NEW online reporting system in place

October 16, 2017

NHS England South East is rolling out a new, online reporting system for controlled drug incidents and other controlled drugs requirements to be reported to Sue Carter, Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer (CDAO) for NHS England South East. This online reporting system has been developed by the NHS England Greater Manchester CDAO team and is now being used by 14 CDAO teams in England.

The online system can be accessed here and requires a quick registration:

  • You need to select South East/South (South East)
  • The software providers haven’t added all of the CCGs across Surrey, Kent and Sussex to the system yet, so if your CCG isn’t present then please select “list pending”.

Work is continuing with the system developers to update the system with all CCGs in Kent, Surrey & Sussex, so hope that this will be resolved soon.

In future, all primary care contractors, provider organisations and other bodies are requested to report any controlled drug incidents to the NHS England CDAO South East via the online reporting system.

For further information on controlled drugs and information regarding the recommended reporting of incidents within 48 hours please see NICE guidance (NG46 Controlled drugs: safe use and management).

NICE guidance (NG46  Controlled drugs: safe use and management) recommends that  local processes for reporting controlled drug‑related  incidents should include  informing the controlled drugs accountable officer or nominated person in a timely way, ideally within 48 hours.

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