The BPA is committed to protecting the athletes' fundamental right to participate in drug - free sport and thus promote health, fairness and equality for athletes competing in Paralympic sport in the UK.

All Paralympic athletes are bound by the Prohibited List of Substances and Methods as published by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

All Paralympic athletes must:

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest Prohibited List of Substances and Methods;
  • Check the status of any substance before they use it. Athletes should note it is still considered an anti-doping violation if a prohibited substance is found in an athlete’s system – despite how it came to be there. Athletes can check the status of substances online at the The Global Drug Reference Online;
  • Inform all medical personnel responsible for their health and wellbeing that they compete under specific anti-doping rules and ensure that medical treatment received does not violate anti-doping rules;
  • Submit a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for any prohibited substance and/or method they are prescribed for a legitimate medical condition;
  • Provide accurate whereabouts details for out of competition testing if required by UK Anti-Doping or your international federation.

For more information please contact our Performance Services Officer, Holly Paps on

Other useful links


The official site of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

WADA is responsible for updating the List every year and the 2018 version has been in effect since January 1, 2018.

The 2018 List can also be accessed by clicking here.

WADA has announced updates to the Prohibited List 2019, which will come into effect on 1 January 2019. You can find more information here.

UK Anti-Doping

UK Anti-Doping’s Athlete Zone: the place for athletes to visit find out everything they need to know about anti-doping and competing drug-free.