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Controlled Drugs and Patient Safety

  • Red Hall Bury Manchester Road BL9 5NA (map)


The session will include case reviews and lessons learned for community pharmacy teams, as well as updates on controlled drugs and the implications of the changes to gabapentin and pregabalin. Safeguarding is also on the agenda, with guidance on how community pharmacies can adopt best practice around safeguarding and enhance patient care. There will also be a clinical governance update from commissioners.

Controlled Drugs:

  • What we are doing in GM

  • CD error / incident reporting and the online tool

  • Recent Changes

  • Trends and some key issues for learnings

Clinical Governance:

  • How this underpins all services

  • Key elements from NHS perspective of suitable systems of clinical governance.

  • Trends and key issues for learnings

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