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Review of controlled drugs list

Review of controlled drugs list

The College of Podiatry is participating in a project, being led by NHS England, looking to make amendments to the list of controlled drugs podiatrist prescribers can prescribe. The College has consulted with podiatrist prescribers across the country and agreed to progress with a proposal to request two additions to the list, tramadol hydrochloride and morphine sulphate. This proposal will be subject to a public consultation later in 2018, the results of which will be considered by the Commission on Human Medicines and ministers advised appropriately. As part of this process the College continues to monitor with interest the status of certain medicines currently under review including gabapentin and pregabalin where there is potential that they may be reclassified as controlled drugs.


For further media information, please contact:

Claire McLoughlin, Senior Media Officer, The College of Podiatry on 020 7234 8648 or email: cm@scpod.org


Notes to Editors

The College of Podiatry is the academic authority for podiatry in the UK, and an independent charity dedicated to foot health research, education and public awareness. The College is the public facing and academic arm of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists – the professional body for the UK’s registered podiatrists. Podiatry is the field of medicine that specialises in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the foot and lower limb.