Controlled Drugs Contact Details

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

For any suspected fraudulent activity including forged prescriptions, lost/stolen prescriptions/ medication, please contact the police on 101 and NHS England at

To request an authorised witness to attend your premises for the destruction of expired and obsolete stock schedule 2 controlled drugs, please contact the NECS Medicines Optimisation Team.

Further, for any advice on the management of controlled drugs, please do not hesitate to contact the Medicines Optimisation Team as detailed below.

Newcastle Gateshead, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland CCGs

Contact Emma Post

Darlington, Durham Dales, Easington & Sedgefield, Hartlepool & Stockton-On-Tees, North Durham CCGs

Contact Victoria Bennett

Cumbria CCG

Contact Phil Utting