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National Drugs Rehabilitation Implementation Committee. Doyle, Joe and Ivanovic, Jelena (2010) National drugs rehabilitation framework document. Dublin: Health Services Executive.

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The role of the National Drugs Rehabilitation Implementation Committee (NDRIC) is set out in the Report of the Working Group on Drugs Rehabilitation, 2007 (The Rehabilitation Report). As outlined in this report, the NDRIC is committed to

  • Overseeing and monitoring the implementation of the recommendations from the Rehabilitation Report;
  • Developing agreed protocols and service level agreements;
  • Developing a quality standard framework which builds upon existing standards;
  • Overseeing case management and care planning processes; and
  • Identifying core competencies and training needs and ensuring that such needs are met. 

The NDRIC’s proposed rehabilitation pathway is outlined in Section 1. This pathway places the provision of rehabilitative support firmly within the Four Tier Model of service delivery. 1 The provision of services will be based on the implementation of a comprehensive care plan and an integrated approach to case management where appropriate.

This framework commits the relevant stakeholders to agree, through pre-set protocols and (through schedules within) service level agreements, the structures which will support and bind that partnership. The protocols will serve to facilitate inter-agency co-operation and information sharing in order to implement shared care plans. The schedules within service level agreements will be developed in line with these protocols. These are outlined in Section 2. An established quality standard framework will ensure the provision of services in line with evidenced best practice. The quality standards framework chosen by an organisation should build upon the existing standards and the rationale behind its choice is set out in Section 3

Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Rehabilitation/Recovery, Policy
Call No
JP24.2, VH4.2
37 p.
Health Services Executive
Corporate Creators
National Drugs Rehabilitation Implementation Committee
Place of Publication
Accession Number
HRB 4892 (Available)

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