PRIVATE CONTROLLED DRUG PRESCRIBER CODE

A PRIVATE CONTROLLED DRUG PRESCRIBER CODE is allocated by the NHS Prescription Services to private prescribers who prescribe schedule 2 and 3 controlled drugs that are intended to be dispensed by registered pharmacies.

Note: A registered pharmacy means Pharmacy Premises registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council and listed on the General Pharmaceutical Council Register.

For information on Controlled Drugs, see the NHS Business Services Authority Prescription Pricing Division website.

Private Controlled Drug Prescribers fall into one of the following types:

Each Private Controlled Drug Prescriber is linked to one Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP). This is the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership that is responsible for the Private Controlled Drug Prescriber and may not necessarily be the geographic Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.

Private Controlled Drug Prescriber Code format

Practitioner
Code Type

Character Position

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PRIVATE CONTROLLED DRUG PRESCRIBER CODEQ0-90-90-90-90-90-90-9NHS Prescription Services Private Prescribers of Controlled Drugs in England and WalesPCDPLast character is a check digit
 

This attribute is also known by these names:
ContextAlias
formerlyPRIVATE CONTROLLED DRUG PRESCRIBER
pluralPRIVATE CONTROLLED DRUG PRESCRIBER CODES

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