NPC Guidance for Controlled Drugs Accountable Officers
All regulated healthcare providers must have an Accountable Officer responsible for the safe and secure use of controlled drugs.
A handbook has been produced by the National Prescribing Centre (NPC) to provide comprehensive guidance for Accountable Officers.
Note for our hospital clients: Prescriptions for private (non-NHS) patients must be written on FP10PCD forms (not the Ashtons Order Form) which are available from PCTs.
For further information: http://www.npc.nhs.uk/controlled_drugs/ao_handbook.php