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Licensing to prescribe Diamorphine, Cocaine and Dipipanone

The attached guidance (CEL 35 2012/ October 2012) refers to the licensing arrangements for prescribing, supplying and administering Diamorphine, Cocaine and Dipipanone for the treatment of drug misuse and addiction.  These changes only provide for a transfer of power from the Home Office to the Scottish Government and do not in any way reflect a shift in policy or a promotion of any treatment option over another.  The arrangements apply only to applications for licenses from doctors with accredited specialist expertise in managing substance misuse registered with the General Medical Council and does not provide for independent or supplementary prescribers.

A copy of the application form can be found attached to the guidance below.

CEL 35 2012

Downloadable document:

Title:Licensing to prescribe Diamorphine, Cocaine and Dipipanone
Description:Advice and guidance on licensing arrangements for prescribing, supplying and administering Diamorphine, Cocaine and Dipipanone for the treatment of drug misuse and addiction.
File:CEL 35 2012 [PDF, 305.3 kb: 06 Jun 2017]
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