United Kingdom

WHO Region
Status of adherence to conventions(3)
Single Convention 1961:
As Amended 1961/72:
Receipt of statistics, and estimates by INCB(3)
Competent National Authority(2)

Home Office, Drugs Licensing and Compliance Unit
4th Floor, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London SW1P 4DF
United Kingdom

Tel: 44 20 7035 6330
E-mail: Adam.Spriggs@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
E-mail: DLCUCommsOfficer@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
E-mail: Sarah.Muir@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
E-mail: Angharad.Thomas@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Consumption Data At-A-Glance:

The links below provide the opioid consumption data trends from 1980 to 2014 in milligrams per capita and morphine equivalence (ME) milligrams per capita, as reported to the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB).


1) World Health Organization. World Health Statistics: 2016. Geneva: World Health Organization, 2017. United Nations. Population, Health, and Environment Data and Estimates for the Countries and Regions of the World. Population Reference Bureau; 2016.
2) United Nations. Competent National Authorities Under the International Drug Control Treaties, 2015. New York, NY: United Nations; 2016.
3) International Narcotics Control Board. Narcotic Drugs: Estimated World Requirements for 2017 - Statistics for 2015. New York, NY: United Nations; 2017.