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Can primary care work for alcohol-related admissions to tertiary care?

Primary Health Care

evidence & practice

This article examines a liaison service between an inner London hospital and primary care. It looks at the service's model and examines how this works and identifies...

The role of the alcohol specialist nurse in primary care

01 July 2005

Primary Health Care

General

Research into drinking trends shows that alcohol consumption is increasing, particularly in women and young men (Department of Health (DH) 2003, String et al 1999,...

Client engagement with a specialist nurseled alcohol service in primary care

01 February 2007

Primary Health Care

General

At RiverPlace GP surgery in Islington, London, a nurse specialist delivers brief interventions to clients with alcohol problems, with the GPs only involved in...

An evaluation of detoxification regimens to inform practice

01 February 2013

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

In the past two years there has been a drive to increase the role of detoxification in substance misuse services, using a recovery-led model. There has also been a...

Detoxing dependent drinkers in primary care

04 May 2011

Primary Health Care

General

Primary care drug services are expected to provide treatment for polydrug use. Alcohol abuse is not always included in the assessment process and is therefore an...

An improved pathway for patients with alcohol-related problems

04 October 2011

Primary Health Care

General

This article illustrates how, by clarifying roles and sharing resources, alcohol services were improved, especially in the treatment of patients with complex...

Substance misuse services for patients with complex needs

01 October 2013

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

In the past decade, primary care services have expanded in the clinical area of substance misuse. With tiered systems of drug treatment delivery, patients with...

Improving service provision through shared care

01 April 2007

Primary Health Care

Care

Shared care, in which nurse clinicians lead care as ‘specialist’ advisers to general practitioners (GPs), is becoming more popular among health professionals working...