Publication - Advice and guidance

The Quality Principles: Standard Expectations of Care and Support in Drug and Alcohol Services

Published: 21 Aug 2014
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781784124984

The Quality Principles: Standard Expectations of Care and Support in Drug and Alcohol

Services have been developed to ensure anyone looking to address their problem drug

and/or alcohol use receives high-quality treatment and support that assists long-term,

sustained recovery and keeps them safe from harm.

26 page PDF

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26 page PDF

407.6 kB

Contents
The Quality Principles: Standard Expectations of Care and Support in Drug and Alcohol Services
About the Principles

26 page PDF

407.6 kB

About the Principles

The Quality Principles: Standard Expectations of Care and Support in Drug and Alcohol Services have been developed to ensure anyone looking to address their problem drug and/or alcohol use receives high-quality treatment and support that assists long-term, sustained recovery and keeps them safe from harm.

These Quality Principles:

  • are supported by a Recovery Philosophy
  • can be applied by all drug and alcohol treatment and support services in all settings
  • will be measured at service, local and national level
  • are supported by the NHSScotland Healthcare Quality Strategy and its central aim of providing care that is Person-centred, Safe, Effective, Efficient, Equitable and Timely
  • are supported by the Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities' strategic workforce statement, Supporting the Development of Scotland's Drug and Alcohol Workforce, which sets out the commitment to develop a highly skilled workforce
  • contribute to the delivery of the Scottish Government's National Outcomes in Scotland Performs, in particular that our public services are high-quality, continually improving, efficient and responsive to local people's needs
  • contribute to the delivery of the Scottish Government's overarching Health and Social Care Outcomes - Healthier living, Independent living, Positive experiences and outcomes, Carers are supported, People are safe, Engaged workforce, Effective resource use
  • are in addition to statutory rights[2]

Contact

Email: Hilary Smith