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Health Service Executive. (2014) Health services performance assurance report August 2014. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

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Progress is being made in relation to the completion of clinical guidelines for Opioid Substitution Treatment and finalising arrangements for the recruitment of a Clinical Lead for Addiction Services.

Addiction services
• 9,321 patients received Opioid Substitute Treatment (excluding prisons) at the end of the reporting period which includes 3,895 patients being treated by 335 GPs in the community. This is 2% above the national target.
• Opioid Substitute Treatment was dispensed by 617 pharmacies catering for 6,326 patients (68%) at the end of the reporting period.
• At the end of the reporting period there were 72 HSE clinics providing Opioid Substitute Treatment and an additional 10 clinics were provided in the prison service.
• 69 new patients commenced Opioid Substitute Treatment during the reporting period (9 in General Practice, 45 in HSE clinics and 15 in the prison clinics). This brings the total number of new patients in OST to 461 year to date.

Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
All substances, Opioid, Tobacco / Nicotine
Intervention Type
Treatment method
November 2014
52 p.
Health Service Executive
Corporate Creators
Health Service Executive
Place of Publication
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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