Essential facts, stats and quotes relating to supervised administration (consumption of prescribed medicines)

Published on: 17th August 2015 | Updated on: 28th March 2022

This page contains key quotes and figures relating that LPCs may find useful when writing business cases or developing resources to support the commissioning of a supervised administration service (consumption of prescribed medicines) service.

This page is ‘work in progress’ and will continue to be updated with new facts, stats and quotes.

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Public Health England, Hepatitis C in the UK: 2015 report (August 2015)

  • The number of people who inject drugs in England receiving drug treatment has increased from 97,080 in 2006/07 to 107,670 in 2013/14.

Brown D, Portlock J, Rutter P, Nazar Z. From community pharmacy to healthy living pharmacy: Positive early experiences from Portsmouth, England. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy; 10: 72 – 87 (2014)

  • Brown et al found that pharmacy-based methadone administrative services and needle exchange services received high attendance and proved to be a cost-effective approach.

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