Community addiction services must offer treatment to all members of the community, even hard-to-reach groups, such as those from ethnic communities, who are often underrepresented in these services. The commissioning cycle and a reduction in resources has affected how services engage these patients.
This article explores how cultural competence and the clinical leadership role can support innovations that welcome hard-to-reach patients. Small-scale innovations, such as the translation of service leaflets, could improve accessibility to addiction services for these patients and provide a template for future initiatives with other hard-to-reach groups.
Mental Health Practice. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2019.e1276Peer review
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Ashworth O (2019) Developing cultural competence in addiction services: the role of clinical leadership. Mental Health Practice. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2019.e1276
Published online: 07 March 2019
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