This section includes information on the anti-doping work that is carried in England and the UK, including where to check the status of medications you wish to use in order to remain compliant with anti-doping rules.
England Athletics cannot take responsibility for any information supplied on any of these links. If you have an anti-doping query please check the UK Anti Doping website which you can find at www.ukad.org.uk or refer to the anti-doping section of the UKA/British Athletics website.
UK Anti Doping (UKAD)
UKAD is the National Anti Doping Organisation of the UK and is responsible for anti-doping in the UK. Its website includes education resources and provides information on anti-doping rules and procedures.
To find out more please visit: www.ukad.org.uk.
Click here to view a video on their site about sample collection procedures.
Other sources of information
Global Drug Reference Online
The Global DRO website (www.globaldro.com) allows you to check the status of registered medication, both prescribed and over the counter. Athletes of all levels should check any medication before they use it. Athletes should also advise their GP that they may be subject to testing so that this can be considered when considering any treatment. Please note that even if prescribed by a doctor, you should still check you medication on GlobalDRO and contact UKA immediately should the status of you medication be “Prohibited” or “Declaration required”.
If a medication is prohibited it doesn’t necessarily mean that you cannot use it but you must notify the correct authorities through the Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) procedures. UKA can advise you on your TUE requirements.
Click here to see the World Anti-Doping Program (WADA) prohibited list, or click here for the iPhone app.
The manufacture of supplements is not controlled in the way that the manufacture of medicines is and extreme caution should be exercised before using a supplement. Athletes should consider their diet before using supplements and should realise that they are responsible for all substances that they ingest. The following website allows athletes the opportunity to get further information about supplements.
Other Important Information
Please note that certain athletes are selected for the National Registered Testing Pool (NRTP) which means that they need to provide whereabouts information for out-of-competition testing. If you are selected for the NRTP you will be advised individually and be given support with complying with the responsibilities.
It is important to remember however that any athlete, even athletes who are not members of the NRTP, can be tested at any time, both in- and out-of-competition and if you are notified that you are required to provide a sample you must comply. Refusal to provide a sample when requested is an anti-doping rule violation with a standard sanction of a two-year ban.