Participants’ evaluation of a training programme in dual diagnosis
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Participants’ evaluation of a training programme in dual diagnosis

Phil Cooper Programme lead for dual diagnosis, The Learning Foundation, Winwick
Neil Doolin Lecturer/practitioner, Homelessness Outreach Team, Brownlow Group Practice, Liverpool
Ian Hemming Lecturer/practitioner, Assertive Outreach Team, Breeden House, Crewe
Elizabeth Rowlands Lecturer/practitioner, Hollins Park Hospital, Winwick, Warrington

A training programme in dual diagnosis (mental health and substance misuse) began in 2003 across three NHS trusts and was funded by Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Health Authority. This article examines the background to the training programme in dual diagnosis and reports the progress during the first year. It examines what was provided across the three training programmes and participants’ evaluation of the programmes.

Correspondence philip.cooper@5boroughspartnership.nhs.uk

Nursing Standard. 20, 25,48-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.03.20.25.48.c4083

Published in print: 01 March 2006

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review