Locally Commissioned Services

SUBSTANCE MISUSE

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Supervised Consumption


Supervised Consumption SLA

Supervision Claim Form

3-Way Agreement

Needle Exchange


NX SLA (Draft)

Data Collection Form

Claim Form

Contact


The Recovery Partnership
8 Ironmonger Row
Coventry
CV1 1FD

02476 630135 / 0800 7830447

The Recovery Partnership

Number of adults in contact with drug and alcohol treatment services in England is almost 290,000.¹

The pharmacist is required to supervise the consumption of a medicine prescribed to the patient, for the purposes of dependence and/or addiction to ensure the entire dose is taken as directed. Common medicines which may have to be supervised include methadone and buprenorphine.

Pharmacies can also provide harm reduction items such as clean needles, sharps bins, swabs and citric acid as well as sexual health advice. Any used equipment can be returned for destruction in a safe sharps disposal bin.

The aim of these services is to reduce the harms associated with drug taking to the service user and on the wider society. The service user will be given help, support and signposting to additional services in a non-judgemental and confidential service.


Additional support and commonly asked questions.

  • How do I become accredited to provide the needle exchange service in Coventry?
  • How do I become accredited to provide the supervised consumption service in Coventry?
  • Do I need a Hepatitis B vaccination to provide these services?
  • The Pharmacy has run out of needle/syringe packs, where do I order them from?
  • How does the Pharmacy get paid for providing the needle exchange service?
  • How does the Pharmacy get paid for providing supervised consumption?
  • I have a concern about a service user, what should I do?
  • What other information do I need?
How do I become accredited to provide the needle exchange service in Coventry?

Participating community pharmacies must ensure that a designated pharmacist has completed the current CPPE Distance Learning Pack for Drug Use and Misuse (or be willing to do so within 3 months) or the GPHC Certificate in Management of Drug Misuse. CPPE certificates must be forwarded to the: Needle and Syringe Co-ordinator, The Recovery Partnership, 8 Ironmonger Row, and Coventry, CV1 1FD

It is the responsibility of the designated pharmacist to be assured that all staff (including support staff and locum pharmacists) are adequately trained to meet the requirements of the service at all times. The pharmacy Needle and Syringe co-ordinator will provide detailed training to prepare pharmacy staff for the scheme. Resource material provided during the training should remain available at the pharmacy for future reference.

How do I become accredited to provide the supervised consumption service in Coventry?

There are no specific training requirements however, all staff involved in the delivery of this service should be competent, have read and understood the SLA and be trained on all associated activities. The pharmacist is required to sign the SLA and return it to the Recovery Partnership, 8 Ironmonger Row, Coventry CV1 1FD

It is recommended that you complete CPPE module Substance Use and Misuse.

Do I need a Hepatitis B vaccination to provide these services?

It is not a requirement but it is recommended.

The Pharmacy has run out of needle/syringe packs, where do I order them from?

You need to contact the Needle and Syringe Co-ordinator, The Recovery Partnership, 8 Ironmonger Row, and Coventry, CV1 1FD.

How does the Pharmacy get paid for providing the needle exchange service?

For all pharmacy based needle and Syringe schemes the payment is currently 60p per individual pack supplied. This payment will be reviewed as part of the overall review of this Service Level Agreement on an annual basis.

Payment claims should be submitted monthly by submitting a claims form (Appendix 3) to: The Administration Team, The Recovery Partnership, 8 Ironmonger Row, Coventry, CV1 1FD within 7 working days following the end of the month of the claim period.

Fees will be paid by Addaction on receipt of official claims forms, normally by BACS payment.

Late claims may be paid in exceptional circumstances, at the discretion of the Recovery Partnership. Claims older than 3 months will be disallowed.

Claim queries should be directed to the Administration Team at the address above or by telephone to 02476 630135. Please note even if there has not been any activity during that month we will still require a return, this is due to our commitment to commissioners for data collection.

How does the Pharmacy get paid for providing supervised consumption?

Payments will be £2.50 per daily methadone dose consumption and £3.50 per daily buprenorphine dose consumption. Payment for delivering the service is conditional upon XXX receiving monthly activity returns via the Supervised Consumption Activity Form – Appendix 1. Failure to submit this form on a monthly basis may result in payments being withheld.

I have a concern about a service user, what should I do?
What other information do I need?

Reference
(1) National Treatment Agency, www.nta.nhs.uk/facts

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