*Please note that these arrangements apply to Northern Ireland only and practitioners working elsewhere should seek local guidance about private CD prescribing*
The majority of CD prescribing by health practitioners will be carried out under the Health Service (HS), however there may be occasions when private or non-HS prescribing is required for either stock and/or named patients.
If it is necessary to prescribe a Schedule 2 or 3 controlled drug in a private capacity for a named patient, prescribers must use a PCD1 form. Any prescriber wishing to obtain a pad of PCD1 forms needs to complete a PCD1 application form (available below) and return it to the address on the form.
If Schedule 2 or 3 CD stock is required for private or non-HS purposes, a CDRF1 must be completed.* The form together with guidance notes for use (on reverse) can be downloaded below. A CDRF1 form should be downloaded each time it is required.
*Before completing a PCD1 application form, or a CDRF1 form, prescribers /organisations should read the resources below.