Re-Ordering of Prescriptions Forms - New process from DLRT (effective 1st July 2021) is available HERE 


Tuesday 14th December 2021

Information from the HSCB regarding the development of a Standard Operating Procedure for Contolled Drugs within a Dental Surgery is available below:

  • Cover Letter is available HERE
  • Development workbook is available HERE
  • Guidance book is available HERE

Friday 19th November 2021

AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance) - The Slow Pandemic (November 2021) is available HERE

Animation Video is available HERE

Pledge Video is available HERE

Thursday 18th November 2021

Antimicrobial Newsletter (November 2021) is available HERE

Antibiotic Guardian Quiz for Healthcare Staff (2017) is available HERE

Tuesday 16th November 2021

Antimicrobial Prescribing Presentation (Pre-Pandemic) is available HERE

Antimicrobial Prescribing Presentation (Dec-18 to Aug-21) is available HERE

Prescribing Dashboard (Apr-19 to Mar-20) is available HERE

Prescribing Dashboard (Apr-20 to Mar-21) is available HERE

Thursday 1st July 2021

New process for the re-ordering of Prescription forms

Tuesday 1st September 2020

GDS Prescribing

Thursday 23rd July 2020

Letter to Dentists RE: NI Controlled Drug Stock Requistion Form (CDRF1) for obtaining private or non-health service stock is available HERE.

Thursday 14th May 2020

Reordering HS21D Dental Prescription Pads – Info Sheet

Friday 8th November 2019

NI Controlled Drug Requisition form

Thursday 10th October 2019

User Guide for GDPs Signing Up to Script Dental - An innovative eLearning programme for effective and appropriate prescribing practices.



Historical Updates:

Prescribing, Dispensing and Administration of Oromucosal Midazolam (25th September 2019):


NICE Clinical Guideline (CG) 64 - Adoption of Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme's (SDCEP) implementation advice on antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis.


Adrenaline in Emergency Drug Kits

Home Office questionnaire relating to the Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 1973 - uploaded January 2018


Raising awareness of antimicrobial stewardship (Letter from the Department of Health)


Letter from HSCB to GDPs regarding Prescription Security (3rd March 2017)

Prescription Security Guidance Dental (October 2017)

Appendix A - Prescription Security Guidance



Letter RE: Buccolam Syringes (November 2016)

Letter RE: Information on the Monitoring of Controlled Drug Prescribing (5th August 2016)

Process for disposal of Health Service prescriptions HS21D [April 2016]

Safer Management of Controlled Drugs - A guide to good practice in primary care (Northern Ireland) [Version 3, revised May 2013]


Learning Letter - Communication and Reconciliation of Combination Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapy [April 2016]

Letter regarding amendments to misuse of drugs regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002 [February 2016]

FAQs - changes to the misuse of drugs regulations (Northern Ireland) [March 2016]

Learning Letter - reminder of risks associated with long-term oral bisphosphonate therapy

Letter regarding BNF errors alert


Letter regarding Dental prescribing of high strength Fluoride toothpaste

Midazolam - Management of Status Epilepticus in General Dental Practice [May 2013]

Management of Patients who are on combined anticoagulant and/or antiplatelet therapy, pre and post a procedure / surgery



Prescribing Matters for Dental Practitioners