We are pleased to annouce that we have launched a new four-module package on substance use and misuse.
According to the Office for National Statistics, 2016 saw the highest number of drug poisoning deaths involving both legal and illegal drugs in England and Wales since comparable statistics began in 1993.
Pharmacy teams often see people who misuse substances more than any other healthcare professional and are therefore ideally placed to provide support to this group.
Pharmacy teams can offer support at any point during a person’s journey, including signposting to support, providing needle and syringe programmes and supervising consumption of prescription medicines.
The Substance use and misuse package provides an overview of substances of misuse, harm reduction strategies, holistic care and communicating with different patient groups, as well as the provision of services including supervised administration and needle exchange.
The programme is broken down into four separate modules, and you can access them by selecting the links below:
This programme is useful for people completing Declarations of Competence (DoC) for needle and syringe programme (NSP) and supervised consumption of prescribed medicines.
The four Substance use and misuse modules have been repurposed from work created by the Welsh Centre for Pharmacy Professional Education (WCPPE).
We are grateful to our colleagues for allowing access to this programme and we have altered the programme to refer to English legislation.