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National Substance Misuse Non-Medical Prescribing Forum. [Public Health England] (2014) Non-medical prescribing in the management of substance misuse. London: Public Health England. 25 p. PHE publications gateway number: 2014205

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Non-medical prescribing (NMP) – namely, the prescribing of medicines by health professionals who are not doctors – allows for increased availability and responsiveness of prescribing interventions. The non-medical management of substance misuse in the UK was revolutionised by 2012’s change to allow non-media prescribers to independently prescribe for the treatment of drug dependence.

PHE’s new document is intended for non-medical prescribers and all those with an interest in NMP including aspiring non-medical prescribers, consultants and clinical leads, service managers, NMP leads, colleagues from different professions (eg, doctors, psychologists, and social workers) and service commissioners.

Non-medical prescribing in the management of substance misuse was prepared by an expert group convened by PHE alcohol, drugs and tobacco and the National Substance Misuse Non-Medical Prescribing Forum (NSMNMPF). The document defines clear parameters within which non-medical prescribing can be delivered safely and effectively within recovery-orientated drug and alcohol treatment systems.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder drug therapy, AOD disorder treatment method
Source:Public Health England
Date:July 2014
Pages:25 p.
Publisher:Public Health England
Corporate Creators:National Substance Misuse Non-Medical Prescribing Forum
Place of Publication:London
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method > Substance disorder drug therapy
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Patient care management
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care delivery
T Demographic characteristics > Substance or health care worker
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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