Changes to substance misuse services
New arrangements for substance misuse services
From 1 April 2018, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SABP) will be working in partnership with Catalyst, a specialist non-profit organisation, to provide integrated adult substance misuse services in Surrey. The integrated service has been codesigned with our commissioners at Surrey County Council (Public Health).
The integrated service will bring together separate elements of adult substance misuse service provision. Treatment pathways are being created for Tier 2 services (low threshold substance misuse specialist interventions i.e. harm reduction and injecting equipment exchange); and Tier 3 and 4 services (care planned interventions and access to inpatient detoxification).
SABP’s i-access service will work in partnership with Catalyst to deliver Tier 2 support. People will be referred to SABP’s i-access service through our central referral hub: once assessed, they will continue their treatment and support without being discharged and re-referred between the two organisations, thereby creating a seamless treatment pathway.
SABP and Catalyst have worked together for many years and we are looking forward to strengthening our working relationship through this partnership. Our main objective is to ensure that we maintain a stable, accessible and high quality substance misuse service that meets people’s needs within a reduced funding environment.
Launch of Tier 4 consultation
As part of the integrated service, Public Health, SABP and Catalyst have begun a period of consultation around Tier 4 (access to inpatient detoxification) around the movement of inpatient detoxification out of its current facility (Windmill House) and the introduction of ambulatory detoxification.
The consultation will run from Monday 19 March 2018 until midnight on Sunday 20 May. Please find below the Public Consultation overview and Frequently Asked Questions, Glossary of Terms and Visual Pathways, which contain information about detoxification and the proposed options.
There is an online survey at www.surreysays.co.uk/deputy-ceo/changes-to-detoxifcation-services/ and the opportunity to find out more at a number of face to face sessions. The aim of the consultation is to ensure that anyone who could be affected by the changes being proposed has the opportunity to review them and contribute to their development.