CD Accountable Officer Contact details


CD Accountable Officer  & CD destruction – Contact details

Update from the CDAO December 2014-CDAOs Final

 

CD Incident reporting

Dear Colleague

Introducing www.CDReporting.co.uk

 From 1 April 2015 the way in which we ask you to report incidents and/or concerns about the safe management and use of controlled drugs to the NHS England London Region Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer (“the CDAO”) will be changing.

NHS England London Region will be adopting an online reporting web-tool for the reporting of all incidents and/or concerns in primary care.  This should make the reporting process easier for reporters and also ensure that all the relevant information is provided at the time of reporting; making the system more efficient for all concerned.

Registering with CDReporting.co.uk

To use the online reporting tool you are required to visit www.CDReporting.co.uk and register as a user.  Registration is an easy process and we would encourage you to visit the website and register your details ahead of 1 April 2015.

From 1 April 2015 the CDAO expects that all incidents and concerns in primary care are reported through the website to ensure consistency in the information provided.

Please find attached a guidance document that explains how to access the site and register.

Please file this guidance safely as you may need to refer to it in the future.

Click on this link for the guidance  NHS England London Region-Guidance to use the CD reporting website Final…

Reporting incidents and concerns about the safe use and management of controlled drugs

From 1 April 2015 the CDAO expects that all reports about the safe use and management of controlled drugs will be made using this facility.  The attached guidance sets out step-by-step how to use the system to report an incident and/or concern however the web-reporting tool is designed to be intuitive.

Please file this guidance safely as you may need to refer to it in the future.

Urgent Alerts

Where an urgent concern exists that may require prompt sharing through an ‘Alert’ then www.CDReporting.co.uk should not be used as the sole method of reporting.  For incidents such as the presentation of a suspected fraudulent attempt to obtain controlled drugs, where you suspect that there may be other subsequent attempts made, you should complete the attached NHS England (London) Alert template and email it to england.lon-alerts@nhs.net.  This will ensure that the information can be shared in a timely manner.

Please click on the attached template.  NHS England (London) Alert Template

 Please ensure that this information is shared with all colleagues, including locums and support staff, who may need to report incidents and/or concerns relating to the safe use and management of controlled drugs.  We would suggest that this email and its attachments are filed in an accessible place so that reference may be made to them in future if needed.

If you have any queries regarding the introduction of this reporting system please email england.londoncdaccountableoffice@nhs.net using “CDReporting.co.uk” in the subject line.  We will contact you to discuss them.

We anticipate that the introduction of this reporting system will improve the consistency of information provided when reporting incidents and/or concerns about controlled drugs for everyone’s mutual benefit.

Yours sincerely

William Rial

Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer

NHS England – London Region