are designed to equip practitioners working within the field of substance misuse with the appropriate knowledge and competencies to effectively engage with and provide service users with the best available care in line with current UK guidelines
follow national and local policy directives pertaining to the management of drug and alcohol misuse
encourage quality clinical leadership
provide practitioners with transferable skills in motivational interviewing, health behaviour change, managing conflict in consultations and patient safety (including medicines management)
ultimately encourage patients to keep themselves well, saving vital funds within health budgets.
can be linked to CPD hours for appraisal and revalidation.
The RCGP (through Spectrum Learn & Develop) offer a range of courses for GPs and the wider primary care team, including:
RCGP Certificate in the Management of Drug Misuse Part 1