Bite-sized learning - Ordering Controlled Drugs

An audit of Controlled Drugs has found some order are not being counter-signed correctly.

So, a reminder, if orders are not completed correctly, Pharmacy will not be able to dispense them.

Our learning: The Ward/Departmental Manager/Matron must countersign the name, signature and PIN of the Nurse/Midwife/ODP ordering the CDs in the CD Order Book.

Pharmacy cannot dispense drugs that are not correctly checked and countersigned.

Please contact Karen Austin for more information: or call 01422 22 3207.

If you have any learning that you would like to share through CHFT weekly, please contact Laura Bailey at HRI on ext. 2755 or e-mail