Controlled Drugs

Should you have any queries resulting from these arrangements, please contact Melissa Kennedy on 0113 825 2355.

Documents which have been sent out by the NHS England (Cheshire and Merseyside) Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer.

The Controlled Drugs Liaison Officer (CDLO) for Merseyside is DC Paul Storey:

DC 1424 Paul Storey

Merseyside Police – Drug Interventions Unit, Bromborough Police Station, Bromborough Village Road, Bromborough, Wirral   CH62 7LG

T: 0151 777 2559 | M: 07841 010 956 | E:

CD Reporting Instructions (web-based)

NHS England (C&M) has adopted a new approach to the management of CD destructions, which will allow short term authorisation for destruction, once approval has been obtained from the CDAO. This process is only open to independent pharmacies were there are no more than 5 pharmacies within the group.

How do I request Authorisation?
E-mail the CDAO at to request approval for CD destruction.
The CDAO will e-mail you a CD destruction pre checklist and Authorised Person Application form.

Complete the CD destruction pre checklist and Authorised Person Application form. E-mail the Authorised Person Application form to  – this should be completed by a fully registered healthcare professional.

The CDAO will review the application and, in many circumstances, designate the applicant for the purposes of witnessing the destruction of the controlled drugs.  The CDAO will endeavour to process all request within 28 working days

The authorisation will be for a very short time and limited to the premises to which the application relates.  (This will allow the CDs to be denatured at a convenient time, promptly and without the additional burden of waiting for a third party Authorised Person to attend)

Please Note that You MUST NOT act as an Authorised Person until you are in receipt of an electronic authorisation email from the CDAO.