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Wanted - Controlled Drugs Cabinet

Midnight_Caller
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Wanted - Controlled Drugs Cabinet

Hi All
I am looking for a second hand Controlled Drugs Cabinet like the one in the photograph I only have £50 to spend including Postage and Packaging.
Dimensions: 76(h)x46(w)x28(d) cm I seen this one on eBay but the seller won't Post it out they want collection in person only.
So can any one help?
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nanotm
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Re: Wanted - Controlled Drugs Cabinet

I would have to ask why you want one
if its because you want to store drugs in the home in relative security from the ability of others to gain random access then a practical approach could be to have a lockable cupboard (can be in any cabinet in any piece of furniture in the home, even if that is an aftermarket adaptation to the cupboard) and then a small lock box screwed into that unit.
if its due to nursing or live in home care staff requirements or because of opening a business then you can probably find a local charity that can help sort out what your requirements are and get the company to change its current instructions.
for reference most places have 2mm thick cold steel frame units with standard cabinet key locks fitted often as a lid that has been spot welded onto an aluminium framed trolley with a wooden base to the cabinet ....and certainly nothing of that nature is required for home use under normal circumstances
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
Midnight_Caller
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Re: Wanted - Controlled Drugs Cabinet

My las is proscribed Controlled Drugs from the Hospital and Boots pharmacy said to me we should have the Controlled Drugs in a Controlled Drugs Cabinet.
Apparently the legislation on Controlled Drugs has changed for how you can now store them in the home, we get a lot of visitors who could get their hands on them!
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Re: Wanted - Controlled Drugs Cabinet

Sounds like the hospital should provide the drugs cabinet then?
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Re: Wanted - Controlled Drugs Cabinet

Can I suggest talking to your GP as the regulations all appear to be geared around bulk storage for dispensing such as in a care home and for the life of me having metal lined storage cabinet doesn't seem to be necessary in a domestic environment
Midnight_Caller
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Re: Wanted - Controlled Drugs Cabinet

@Oldjim, Thanks will do!
nanotm
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Yeah I get controlled drugs and so does the other half, as far as I'm aware keeping them in a cupboard that has a lock fitted and is out of reach of children is All that's required in the home, and my gp gives me a months worth at a time, the controlled drugs legislation revamp added this clause in, with one small stipulation that the whole cupboard required to be securable and not just the part where the drugs were kept, stupidly it doesn't require the cupboard to actually be locked unless its in a dispensary...
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Re: Wanted - Controlled Drugs Cabinet

@nanotm, Thanks for that, that is pretty much what my research into it has turned up.  
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Plan (B) Thanks to nanotm and my research in to the safe management of controlled drugs at home.
Wanted a 2 door kitchen wall cabinet like the one in the photograph still have only £50 to spend including Postage and Packaging.

The one in the photograph is 600mm wide, 720mm high, 314mm deep - That would be perfect for the job.
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Re: Wanted - Controlled Drugs Cabinet

not exactly but this shop has a lot of different options that might suit your needs depending on the size you actually require http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=sr_pg_5?rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Amedicine+cupboard&page=5&keywords=medicine+cu...
if you actually require something as large as a wall mountable kitchen cupboard I suggest looking on websites like Homebase, but stick to single door units.
but it seems most companies that sell the cupboard units now charge stupid prices unless you can get to the warehouse to pick the stuff up /
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Re: Wanted - Controlled Drugs Cabinet

What about something like this?
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=311050912347&alt=web

Many more, different sizes and shapes.
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Re: Wanted - Controlled Drugs Cabinet

Looks like you need to be careful what you search for
This is from Ebay UK
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.TRS0&_nkw=STAINLE...
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Re: Wanted - Controlled Drugs Cabinet

Quote from: nanotm
and my gp gives me a months worth at a time, the controlled drugs legislation revamp added this clause in

Nope it didn't - there is no rule on the length of a prescribed controlled drug treatment. It's best practice for all doctors to provide a prescription for a maximum supply of 28 days of a controlled drug. If a doctor provides a prescription for more than 28 days supply of a controlled drug, then he/would have to justify the clinical need and also be confident about the safety of the patient.
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with one small stipulation that the whole cupboard required to be securable and not just the part where the drugs were kept, stupidly it doesn't require the cupboard to actually be locked unless its in a dispensary...

Nope...Source?
Here are the laws:
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/891/pdfs/uksi_20150891_en.pdf
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2013/373/contents/made
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2001/3998/contents/made
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1971/38/contents
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1968/67
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@andyh
the first point you make shows yet again you didn't read or you didn't understand what was written, these two comma's in the full comment, a delimiter that I used to show that I have some experience of having prescribed drugs in the home from schedules 2,3 ,4 & 5, and that experience bridged the period in which the new legislation came into force.
the second part shows you don't even understand what your referring to, there are currently no less than 6 separate titular pieces of legislation that govern the (miss)use, storage and handling of controlled drugs relating to prescriptions, depending on wither you are a registered carer or not you may or may not need to follow extra rules, the rules thus change depending on your circumstances as does the relevant legislation that governs it
the advice I have given is general advice taken from a leaflet given to me by a charity, it isn't necessarily right for mc's circumstances but chances are it will be more right than not, the legislation specifically mentions keeping products in locked places for medical professionals, for dispensing staff, for paramedics, even for care homes, however it makes no mention of the requirement to lock the designated storage space in the home where you are not getting care workers come in to give you your medication ......
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
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Re: Wanted - Controlled Drugs Cabinet

Please show me then, where this comes from (particularly the bit about the CD revamp for a month's supply of drugs at a time):
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and my gp gives me a months worth at a time, the controlled drugs legislation revamp added this clause in, with one small stipulation that the whole cupboard required to be securable and not just the part where the drugs were kept, stupidly it doesn't require the cupboard to actually be locked unless its in a dispensary...

The safe custody and storage of controlled drugs has not changed since 2007 (The Misuse of Drugs and Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2007/2154/pdfs/uksi_20072154_en.pdf. The original legislation governing storage requirements dates back to 1973 (The Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) Regulations 1973) - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1973/798/pdfs/uksi_19730798_en.pdf