Destructions and reporting incidents

Requesting visits for destruction of controlled drugs and reporting controlled drug incidents and concerns

Controlled drug incidents or concerns should be notified to the NHS England Accountable Officer for Controlled Drugs via the NECS Medicines Optimisation Team.

Examples of incidents that should be reported include:

  • Fraudulent/ forged prescriptions
  • Lost/ stolen prescriptions and/or medication
  • Controlled drug balance discrepancies
  • Dispensing errors involving controlled drugs
  • Prescribing errors involving controlled drugs
  • Spillages

For more information on how to report and request a visit, please click the link below:

Reporting Controlled Drug Incidents and Destructions