As of 1 September 2007, all private prescriptions for schedule 1, 2 or 3 controlled drugs should be submitted on an FP34 PCD form.

This form can be downloaded from our website

These forms need to be sent to Prescription Services processing division in Newcastle, regardless of which division you normally submit batches to. The address is provided on the submission document.

It should also be kept separate from your regular batch if you send both to Newcastle.

The decision to submit private controlled drugs in this way was made following the Shipman Inquiry where a number of recommendations were made to strengthen the prescribing of controlled drugs and for monitoring their movement between prescribers and to patients.

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