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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
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)

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