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National Substance Misuse Non-Medical Prescribing Forum. (2014) Non-medical prescribing in the management of substance misuse. London: Public Health England. 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
Report
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
All substances, Prescription/Over the counter
Intervention Type
Drug therapy, Treatment method
Date
July 2014
Identification #
PHE publications gateway number: 2014205
Pages
25 p.
Publisher
Public Health England
Corporate Creators
National Substance Misuse Non-Medical Prescribing Forum
Place of Publication
London
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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