P_CIG_14 Controlled Drugs Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance on all aspects of controlled drug management in primary care services within Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Groups and Lincolnshire Community Health Services (LCHS). This version of the policy (version eight) replaces version seven issued in February 2012. This policy incorporates all the legislative changes published by the Department of Health up to the end of December 2013. It also recommends areas of good practice to strengthen the governance arrangements for controlled drugs. The policy has been developed in line with Department of Health guidelines to enable the appropriate management of controlled drugs in primary care services within Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Groups and Lincolnshire Community Health Services.

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