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Health Service Executive. (2013) Health service management data report. September 2013. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

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For information about the provision of substance misuse services in September, see the social inclusion section, pages 8-11:
• No. of clients in methadone treatment (outside prisons)
• No. of clients in methadone treatment (prisons)
• No. of substance misusers (over 18 years) for whom treatment has commenced following assessment
• No. of substance misusers (over 18 years) for whom treatment has commenced within one calendar month following assessment
• No. of substance misusers (under 18 years) for whom treatment has commenced following assessment
• No. and % of substance misusers (under 18 years) for whom treatment has commenced within one week following assessment
• No. of pharmacies recruited to provide Needle Exchange Programme
• No. of unique individuals attending pharmacy needle exchange
• No. of pharmacy needle exchange packs provided
• Average no. of needle / syringe packs per person
• No. and % of needle / syringe packs returned

Tobacco Control (p.6 & 7)
• % hospital campuses with tobacco-free policy
• No. of smokers on cessation programme who were quit at one month
• % of smokers on cessation programme who were quit at one month
• No. of smokers who received intensive cessation support from a cessation counsellor
• No. of frontline healthcare staff trained in brief intervention smoking cessation
• No. of sales to minors test purchases carried out


A summary is contained in the supplemental report: Health Service: National performance assurance report (p.20)
Substance misuse
• The expected level of service in 2013 is that 8,650 clients would receive methadone treatment.
• 9,034 clients received this service (excluding prisons) for the September reporting period which includes 3,735 patients being treated by 324 GPs in the community.
• Methadone was dispensed by 581 pharmacies catering for 6,149 clients for the reporting period.
• At the end of September there were 72 HSE clinics providing methadone treatment and an additional 10 clinics were provided in the prison service.
• 92 new patients commenced methadone treatment during September (50 in General Practice, 33 in HSE clinics and 9 in prison clinics).
• 921 people over 18 years commenced treatment following assessment during the reporting period. 96% received their treatment within one calendar month (DML 91%, DNE is 100%, South is 96%, and West 100%).
• 75 people under 18 years commenced treatment following assessment during the reporting period. 93% received their treatment within one week (DML 100%, DNE is 100%, South is 81%, and West 100%).

Pharmacy needle exchange programmes
The objective in 2013 is:
• To recruit 130 pharmacies. As of the end of the reporting period there were 87 pharmacies recruited.
• 250 unique individuals attending pharmacy needle exchange. As of the end of the reporting period there were 871 unique individuals attending.
• To provide 1,650 needle exchange packs. As of the end of the reporting period there were 2,212 packs provided.
• To provide an average of 90 needles per unique individual per quarter. Currently we are reporting 59 needles per unique individual.


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