Presentation on theme: "Opioid Replacement Therapy – Independent Expert Group Key findings and next steps – Quality Improvement."— Presentation transcript:
Opioid Replacement Therapy – Independent Expert Group Key findings and next steps – Quality Improvement
Key findings Approaches to working with people with drug problems should ensure that substance use is connected with wider work on health inequalities. Opiate replacement therapies are an essential treatment with a strong evidence base in reducing drug related harms (e.g. blood borne viruses and drug related crime). The delivery of opiate replacement therapies across Scotland is variable and there is a need to ensure that opiate replacement therapies are high quality. There is considerable variation in the delivery and development of recovery oriented systems of care (ROSC) across Scotland. Some good practice examples are identified in the report and these focus on the positive characteristics of what the report identifies as good practice in a prescribing service, GP service, residential rehabilitation team, a ROSC and data collection systems.
Key findings continued… The involvement of primary care/ GPs is presented in the report as a challenge The report suggests a lack of progress in the delivery of recovery focused services and a lack of accountability and quality assurance of service delivery by Alcohol and Drug Partnerships (ADPs). The report suggests that current data collection systems for drug treatment are ineffective, do not provide timely information and are unable to capture outcomes. The report calls for the urgent development of meaningful information systems, which are subject to accountable project management. Research and academic enquiry into problem drug use in Scotland is described in the report as being poorly developed and underfunded. The reports calls for the Chief Scientists Office to develop and coordinate a national research programme on problem drug use.
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