Clinical Management of Substance Misuse in Community

This policy sets out the standards and incorporates the procedures that all staff working within Devon Partnership NHS Trust, Torbay & Devon Drug Service and Shared Care GP prescribers must adhere to in order to ensure the provision of safe, timely and personalised care in an appropriate setting for individuals accessing this service in community. The intention of the policy is to support staff and ensure that the correct processes are followed prior to the initiation of a prescribing intervention. This should be read alongside the Trust Prescribing Guideline (PG20) on the Pharmacological Management of Substance Misuse in Community