Services Database Supervised Consumption Service
Supervised consumption is provided in conjunction with the local community opiate dependency prescribing service (i.e. STARS), as an integral part of stabilisation and maintenance regimes.
This community pharmacy supervised consumption service will be available to all service users who are registered or eligible to register with a Sefton general medical practice and are receiving substitute medication for opiate dependence at STARS.
As a locally commissioned, enhanced service community pharmacists are required to provide a service to monitor the consumption of methadone and other medicine used for the management of opiate dependence.
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Workshops will be provided throughout each year in consultation with pharmacies covering but not limited to the following:
- customer service skills to engage with service users;
- overdose prevention advice and information;
- anonymous Dry Blood Spot Testing (DBST) HPA survey;
- blood borne virus transmission; and
- health & safety.