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National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee, PharMAG, Pharmacy Misuse Advisory Group. (2006) Best practice guidance for commissioners and providers of pharmaceutical services for drug users. London: National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse.

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Offers best practice guidance for UK commissioners and providers developing service specifications for pharmacists providing services to drug users. Includes detailed sample service specifications, role clarification, and sample contract and service level agreement schedules.

It describes detailed sample service specifications for commissioning pharmaceutical services. Includes pharmacy needle exchange and dispensing, supervised administration (consumption of prescribed medicines) and pharmaceutical shared care for drug users. Includes information and advice to help commissioners and providers ensure pharmaceutical services follow best practice. Clarifies current and future roles for pharmacists in the provision of services to substance users. Explains the new pharmacy contract and how community pharmacists are paid.


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