Information on how to keep controlled Drugs.
A brief guide and guidance on how to keep controlled drugs safely.
Guidance on how to keep controlled drugs
How to keep controlled Drugs, The Misuse of Drugs (safe custody) regulations 1975 states :- The occupier and any other person who is concerned with the management of controlled Drugs shall ensure that at all times where ever possible they keep controlled Drugs under lock and key, which can include the following:-
- They should keep controlled drugs in either a locked room constructed of bricks laid in cement at least 229 mm thick, reinforced or dense Concrete blocks of at least 150 mm thick. Or with steel sheet fixed externally by bolting using not less than 12mm diameter bolts at not less than 305 mm centres. Alternatively the steel sheet can be welded instead of, or as well as bolting. For more information on this please click here or
- They should keep Controlled Drugs in a specially constructed Controlled Drugs cabinet. The keys should be stored in a safe place and only the people authorised to have access to the controlled Drugs should have access to them. The cabinet should be constructed from 2 mm steel and must comply with BS 2881-1989 and The Misuse of drugs(safe custody) regulation 1975. The cabinet should be fitted securely to the wall or floor using fixing which should be supplied by the manufacturer. Please click here to see more information.
Any premises storing Controlled drugs must have a Controlled Drugs register (a separate Controlled drugs register must be kept for each of the premises). This must take the form of a bound book or in an electronic form and must be kept for at least two years. Please see here for more information.
Pharmacy Medical manufacture controlled Dugs cabinets suitable for the storage of Controlled Drugs within the United Kingdom. Please click here for more information
The information contained within this blog regarding how to keep controlled drugs has been imparted by us from our own experience and knowledge. You are advised to satisfy yourself that any information taken from this is suitable for your own use. You are advised to seek the advice of your accountable officer before implementing any procedure regarding how to keep controlled drugs.