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Health Service Executive. (2014) Health Service management data report December 2013. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

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Management report:
For information on methadone treatment see the social inclusion section of the Data management report, page 8.
For information on tobacco control, see page 6

National performance assurance report
P. 8 Social Inclusion
At the end of December 2013 there were 9652 clients receiving methadone treatment which was 5.46% above the expected level of service. There were 754 clients attending at pharmacy exchange clinics; which was 88% above the expected level of service.
·         100% of clients under 18 years and 93% of clients over 18 years received treatment within one week following assessment.  

Tobacco Control
·         40 hospitals have now implemented a Tobacco-Free Campus Policy with 9 still outstanding at the end of the year.
·         1,395 staff have received training in ‘brief intervention in smoking cessation training’ against a target of 1350, (+3.3%). 10,525 people received intensive smoking cessation support against a target of 9,000 (+16.9%)
 
P.30 Substance misuse
Addiction services
• 9,100 clients received methadone treatment (excluding prisons) for the December reporting period which includes 3,792 patients being treated by 327 GPs in the community. Activity was 5.2% above expected level.
• Methadone was dispensed by 596 pharmacies catering for 6,252 clients for the reporting period.
• At the end of December reporting period there were 73 HSE clinics providing methadone treatment and an additional 10 clinics were provided in the prison service. (note errata in November PAR should have read 74 clinics not 84).
• 60 new patients commenced methadone treatment during the December reporting period (8 in General Practice, 42 in HSE clinics of which 10 in prison clinics).
• 1,051 people over 18 years commenced treatment following assessment during the reporting period. 93% received their treatment within one calendar month (DML 81%, DNE 100%, South 97% and West 88%).
• 51 people under 18 years commenced treatment following assessment during the reporting period.
100% received their treatment within one week (DML 100%, DNE 100%, South 100% and West 100%).
 
Pharmacy needle exchange programmes
The target in 2013 was :
• To recruit 130 pharmacies. As of the end of the reporting period there were 95 pharmacies recruited.
• 400 unique individuals attending pharmacy needle exchange. As of the end of the reporting period there were 754 unique individuals attending. Activity was 89% ahead of expected level.
• To provide 1,950 needle exchange packs. As of the end of the reporting period there were 2,742 packs provided. Activity was 52% ahead of expected level
• To provide an average of 90 needles per unique individual per quarter. Currently 80 needles per unique individual have been provided.
• To have a return rate of 40%. As of the end of the reporting period there was a return rate of 31%.
Activity was 17% ahead of expected level.

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