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Information Code of Practice
Code of Practice from the Information Commissioner to promote the following of good practice in the handling of personal information
This report sets out the principles of best practice on how local systems for clinical governance could be strengthened to promote continuous improvement in the quality of care and enable healthcare organisations to identify and deal with those healthcare professionals whose performance, conduct or health could put patients at risk.
Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) reports detailing the progress in implementing regulations introduced in response to the Shipman Inquiry, to monitor controlled drugs
National Prescribing Centre
Contains resources relating to both specific aspects of CD management and Areas of Practice
CQC Self Assessment tools
Self-assessment tool intended for acute NHS Trusts and acute NHS Foundation Trusts. It is a resource designed to help them assess their performance in controlled drugs governance in order to identify any gaps and drive improvement.
Aimed for Acute NHS Trusts but large acute independent hospitals may also find it useful in assessing their controlled drugs responsibilities
The self-assessment tool is not a data-collection tool, but a recommended resource to help PCTs measure their performance and identify ways in which they can improve. It includes a series of detailed questions around the safe management of controlled drugs, against which PCTs can score their current practices
Relevant Organisations for Accountable Officers
Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland