Independent Prescribing of Controlled Drugs by Paramedics

30/7/2021


The College of Paramedics remains committed to ensuring the Primary Legislation amendment required to allow the independent prescribing of the list of controlled drugs recommended by the Advisory Committee for the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) is implemented.


This is the list of controlled drugs recommended by the Advisory Committee for the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD).


The matter currently lies with the Home Office. We remain in regular contact with NHS England on the matter but are afraid as of yet we have no definite date for the process to be undertaken. 

David Rovardi MRPharmS, MCPara
Pharmacist Independent Prescriber and Registered Paramedic  
Specialist Medicines Advisor, College of Paramedics

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