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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. [NICE] (2019) Coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse. London: NICE. (Quality standard QS188)

URL: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs188


This quality standard covers the assessment, management and care provided for people aged 14 and over who have coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. 

Quality statements:

Statement 1 People aged 14 and over with suspected or confirmed severe mental illness are asked about their use of alcohol and drugs.

Statement 2 People aged 14 and over are not excluded from mental health services because of coexisting substance misuse or from substance misuse services because of coexisting severe mental illness.

Statement 3 People aged 14 and over with coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse have a care coordinator working in mental health services when they are identified as needing treatment from secondary care mental health services.

Statement 4 People aged 14 and over with coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse are followed up if they miss any appointment.

 

NICE has developed guidance and a quality standard on service user experience in adult mental health services (see the NICE Pathway on service user experience in adult mental health services) which should be considered alongside these quality statements.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder treatment method, AOD disorder harm reduction, Psychosocial treatment method, Rehabilitation/Recovery
Source:NICE
Date:August 2019
Publisher:NICE
Corporate Creators:National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Place of Publication:London
Number:Quality standard QS188
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Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
G Health and disease > Substance related disorder > Substance related mental disorder
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Patient care management
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Mental health care
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Programme planning, implementation, and evaluation > Quality standards
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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