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Prescriptions for Controlled Drugs (CDs) are subject to strict legal requirements as set out within The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
Prescriptions for CDs that do not comply with legal requirements will have to be re-written correctly before the prescription can be dispensed. This may result in delays in the patient being discharged.
Controlled Drugs must include the following:
Pass prescriptions are mostly a nurse led process and medication is dispensed from the patient’s prescription sheet. For Controlled Drugs a separate prescription sheet is required and must include the following:
Patient prescribed morphine sulfate modified release 50mg twice a day and immediate release 10-20mg when required. Prescription should read:
Last reviewed: 25 February 2020
Next review: 25 February 2023
Author(s): Mental Health Pharmacy Service
Approved By: PMG-MH
Reviewer Name(s): Andrew Walker, Suzanne Burke