Circular 009/2012: nurse and provisions pharmacist independent prescribing for schedule 4 part II drugs

This circular draws attention to the contents of Misuse of Drugs (Amendment No 2) (England, Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/973).



  • broad subject: crime and disorder
  • sub category: drug offences
  • from: Crime and policing group (CPG) - drugs and alcohol unit
  • date for implementation:
  • for more information contact: Desmond Niimoi

This circular is addressed to:

  • Chief Officers of Police (England and Wales)
  • Chief Officer of Police (Northern Ireland)
  • Chief Officers of Police (Scotland)
  • Circuit Administrators
  • Court Administrators
  • The Chief Clerk of the Crown Court
  • Clerks of Magistrates’
  • Courts Committees
  • Clerks to the Justices
  • Clerks to the Police Authorities
  • The Chief Crown Prosecutor
  • Chief Probation Officers
Published 16 April 2012