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Prescribing Schedule 2 and 3 controlled drugs

Legislation coming into force on July 1 will require veterinary practitioners to include their RCVS number on prescriptions for Schedule 2 and 3 controlled drugs. A key recommendation made by the Shipman Inquiry, whose final report was published in 2005, was that private prescriptions for Schedule 2 and 3 controlled drugs in the community should include the prescriber's unique identification number. This was implemented in human …

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