Carrying controlled drugs in belts and pouches

Yellow kit bag

The security of our controlled drugs is paramount - in the wrong hands, the medicines and drugs we use could do more harm than good.

In light of this the medicines management group has made a change to the policy around carrying controlled drugs (CDs), that says clinicians are no longer allowed to carry CDs or CD pouches on their belts on in a pocket.

Instead, CDs should please be stored in a locked drug safe at a station or on a Trust vehicle. Please remember that the locked container mustn’t be left in an unattended vehicle overnight.

You can read the medicines management policy here on East24 (please be aware you’ll only be able to access this link from a Trust computer). The changes made relate to section 5.0, ‘carriage’, on page 42.

Published 29th October, 2015

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