Shared Care for Substance Misuse

This service provides comprehensive assessments for people with substance misuse problems at their own GP practice.

We provide medical interventions including detoxification and substitute prescribing for people with drug/alcohol problems. These can be completed at the patient's home address or in a clinic setting at their own GP practice.

The GP and specialist nurse monitor individual substance misuse problems including screening and vaccinations for Blood Borne Virus and health advice, GP prescribing and harm minimisation.

The shared care team consists of RMN and RGN trained nurses who work closely with the GPs doctor and Dr Farmer at this practice. We also provide links to other support services including: counselling, structure day care, housing, employment and training etc.