Support for people with substance misuse issues

This service is provided as part of the holistic support that the NHS and social services offer for people with substance misuse issues, which may include the misuse of opioids, prescription medications, alcohol and more. The detail of which medications are used in treatment and what support is delivered varies by Health Board.

The core of these services are the dispensing and/or supervision of substitution therapies, with recent developments in some areas including a move to providing a ”package of care”, with structured interventions aimed at improving overall health outcomes delivered by pharmacy staff.

Contractors interested in providing these services should speak with their Health Board Pharmacy colleagues in the first instance.

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