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.
National Athletics League 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 Clean Athletics 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. UKAD has ‘Report Doping in Sport’ channels which allow the sport community to confidentially pass on information about potential doping.
Other sources of information:
Global Drug Reference Online
The Global DRO website 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 your medication on GlobalDRO and contact UKA immediately should the status of your medication be prohibited.
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.
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. UKA’s Supplements Position Statement has been produced to advise the sport on the best practice approach to supplement use.