The service is a really valuable addition to the substance misuse service already commissioned in Gateshead. It enables pharmacies to be remunerated for the extra care and support they often already provide to their substance misuse patients.
Patients can be referred into the service either through
- self referral or
- by the Pharmacy or
- by Gateshead Recovery Partnership.
Each provision needs to have the patients consent and is shared with Gateshead Recovery Partnership for the ongoing care of these patients. Full details of the service are contained in the service specification.
There are no additional training requirements and the specification for this service is now included in the supervised consumption service that you will have already signed up to. The service provision attracts a £15 fee. Click here to view the Service Specifications
The service will be operated via PharmOutcomes and should be live in your systems now.