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Drugs Research in Scotland, Scoping Review: July 2016

Published: 20 Sep 2016
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781786524690

Review of research being undertaken, or recently concluded, on drug use/misuse in Scotland.

33 page PDF

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33 page PDF

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Contents
Drugs Research in Scotland, Scoping Review: July 2016
Improving the quality of services for substance misuse

33 page PDF

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Improving the quality of services for substance misuse

Theme and sub-theme

Title

Purpose

Methods

Who by

Start date /status

Funding

More info available & contact

Quality of services

Recovery

Community pharmacy-based opiate substitution treatment ( OST) and related health services: a study of 508 patients and 111 pharmacies

Aim of study was to obtain OST patients' views of the services they received in community pharmacies and to use the findings to monitor and improve services

Patient completed semi-structured questionnaire and pharmacists provided summary statistics relating to OST provision

Addiction Services, NHS GGC, Researcher Dr Carole Hunter

Started 11/10

Completed 11/15

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Laird, A., Hunter, C., Sardar, C. M., Fitzgerald, N. M., and Lowrie, R. (2016) Community pharmacy-based opiate substitution treatment and related health services: a study of 508 patients and 111 pharmacies. Journal of Public Health , 24(3), pp. 193-207. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10389-016-0714-y (not open access)

Email Dr Hunter for copy:

carole.hunter@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

Quality of services

Recovery

Community pharmacy services for drug misusers in Scotland over two decades

National data on community pharmacy involvement

Cross sectional population survey

Comparison with three previous surveys

Aberdeen University, Dr Catriona Matheson, Prof Christine Bond

Completed April 2015

Chief Scientist Office

Contact:

cmathesonbusiness@gmail.com

Quality of services

Recovery

Study of depot buprenorphine product

1 year prospective study of patients previously stabilised on buprenorphine or starting on buprenorphine OST

Cohort study

Dundee University, Researcher Dr Brian Kidd

Started 01/16

Ongoing, completion due 01/17

Braeburn Pharma-ceuticals

Contact:

Brian.kidd@nhs.net

Quality of services

Recovery

Changes in substance use and risk behaviours four years after treatment

To measure the changes in outcomes of a cohort of patients admitted to the Lothians and Edinburgh Abstinence Programme in 2009. Capturing changes in substance use, health and social wellbeing, the relationships between employment, voluntary work and mutual aid in recovery

Longitudinal cohort study

McMillan Rome Ltd. Researcher Andrew Rome

Started 2009

Completed 2014

Scottish Government and NHS Lothian

Contact:

andrew@mcmillanrome.co.uk

Quality of services

Recovery

A review of short term respite, rehabilitation and detox services for people with substance misuse and BBV problems in Lothian

To provide evidence to support the redesign of a range of services that require a residential aspect for people with substance misuse and BBV problems in Lothian

Mixed methods

McMillan Rome Ltd. Researcher Andrew Rome

Started and completed 06/2016

NHS Lothian

Contact:

andrew@mcmillanrome.co.uk

Quality of services

Recovery

The development of an integrated approach to the delivery of substance misuse services in Fife

An exploration of the role of treatment within a Recovery Oriented Systems of Care ( ROSC) and identify liaison needs

Mixed methods

McMillan Rome Ltd. Researcher Andrew Rome

Started 12/15

Completed 03/16

Fife Alcohol and Drugs Partnership

Contact:

andrew@mcmillanrome.co.uk

Quality of services

Recovery

Needs assessment of drug and alcohol problems in Forth Valley

To support the future planning and provision of services for people affected by substance misuse

Mixed methods

McMillan Rome Ltd. Researcher Andrew Rome

Started 11/15

Completed 02/16

Forth Valley Alcohol and Drugs Partnership

Contact:

andrew@mcmillanrome.co.uk

Quality of services

Recovery

Evaluation of the Portland Street Recovery House

To observe and report on the dynamic relationships between residents and support staff within the context of an 'Oxford House' model

Observational study

McMillan Rome Ltd. Researcher Andrew Rome

Started 10/13

Completed 04/16

NHS Lothian

Contact:

andrew@mcmillanrome.co.uk

Quality of services

Recovery

Review of young people's substance misuse services in Stirling and Clackmannanshire

Independent review of the substance misuse service provision for young people across Stirling and Clackmannan-shire as well as an assessment of need

Mixed methods

McMillan Rome Ltd. Researcher Andrew Rome

Started 05/15

Completed 02/16

Stirling & Clackmannanshire Alcohol & Drugs Partnerships

Contact:

andrew@mcmillanrome.co.uk

Quality of services

Recovery

Needs assessment of drug and alcohol problems in Dumfries & Galloway

An assessment of current specialist drug/alcohol services and a health needs assessment of local needs/ gaps

Mixed methods

McMillan Rome Ltd. Researcher Andrew Rome

Started 04/15

Completed 08/15

Dumfries & Galloway Alcohol & Drugs Partnership

Contact:

andrew@mcmillanrome.co.uk

Quality of services

Recovery

Argyll & Bute Alcohol and Drug Partnership - addictions consultancy: service user involvement strategy

The ADP are required to develop & support independent & geographically focused service user groups independent of services

Mixed methods

Figure 8 Consulting

Nov 2015

Ongoing, completion due Nov 2016

Argyll & Bute Alcohol and Drug Partnership

Contact:

donna@f8c.co.uk

Quality of services

Recovery

West Dunbarton-shire alcohol and drugs needs assessment and gap analysis

Work will be used to inform future procurement of the treatment and recovery system

Mixed methods

Figure 8 Consulting

Mar 2016

Ongoing, completion due Dec 2016

West Dunbarton-shire Alcohol and Drug Partnership

Contact:

donna@f8c.co.uk

Quality of services

Recovery

Evaluation of Stakeholder Views (primary, secondary and staff) of Addiction Services ( NHS and Local Authority) in North Ayrshire

To collate and analyse the views of partners, commissioners and staff to inform service redesign in the move towards an integrated addiction service.

Mixed methods

North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership Change and Improvement Team

Started Sept 2015

Completed Mar 2016

North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership

Contact:

JohnBurns@north-ayrshire.gcsx.gov.uk

Quality of Services

Recovery

The Recovery Capital Questionnaire ( RCQ): An Exploration of the Reliability and Validity of a Measure of Addiction Recovery Capital

To provide a validated and reliable assessment tool to facilitate the assessment of recovery capital

Development of assessment tool

John Burns, PhD Student, University of Stirling

Supervisor: Rowdy Yates

Started 2014 as part-time PhD.

Ongoing, completion due 2017/18

North Ayrshire Council

Burns, J and Marks, D,. (2013) Can Recovery Capital Predict Addiction Problem Severity, Alcohol Treatment Quarterly, 31 (3), 303-320. Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07347324.2013.800430?journalCo (not open access).

Contact:

John.burns@stir.ac.uk

Quality of services

Families

Behavioural Couples Therapy ( BCT) as an adjunct to opioid substitution therapy for drug dependent patients

Feasibility study to test BCT for drug dependent parents and their children

Mixed methods

Multiple Scottish, English and USA universities (lead Edinburgh Napier University / ENU, Dr Anne Whittaker)

Started Mar 2016

Ongoing, completion due 12/17

Chief Scientist Office ( CSO)

Contact:

a.whittaker@napier.ac.uk

Quality of services

Families

Improving outcomes for children and families affected by paternal substance misuse: A feasibility study of the Parents Under Pressure (PuP) Programme for Fathers

Feasibility study to test PuP for drug dependent parents and their children

Mixed methods

Multiple Scottish, English and Australian Universities (lead ENU, Dr Anne Whittaker)

Proposed start date January 2017 with completion Jan 2019

Waiting to hear about funding - NIHR proposal

Contact:

a.whittaker@napier.ac.uk

Quality of services

Families

Intervention to support breastfeeding for substance-dependent women

How effective are, and what is the level of maternal satisfaction with, interventions supporting breast-feeding

Feasibility mixed methods study

Robert Gordon University, PhD researcher Sonya MacVicar, Lead supervisor Prof Tracy Humphrey, ENU

Started 11/12

Ongoing, completion due 08/16

NHS Grampian

MacVicar, S & Wilcock, S. (2014). The effectiveness and maternal satisfaction of interventions supporting the establishment of breast-feeding for women from disadvantaged groups: a comprehensive systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Impl. Reports 11.8, 48-63. Available at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/270742398_The_effectiveness_and_maternal_satisfaction_of_breast-feeding_support_for_women_from_disadvantaged_groups_A_comprehensive_systematic_review (open access full text)

Contact:

s.macvicar@rgu.ac.uk

Quality of services

Families

Needs assessment for children and young people affected by substance misuse across Dumfries & Galloway

To inform the future commissioning of services to support children and young people affected by substance misuse

Mixed methods

McMillan Rome Ltd. Researcher Andrew Rome

Started 03/16

Ongoing, completion due 08/16

Dumfries & Galloway Alcohol & Drugs Partnership

Contact:

andrew@mcmillanrome.co.uk

Quality of services

Families

Attitude and impact assessment and mapping of specialist services for young people affected by alcohol and drug misuse across Aberdeenshire

Part of a wider project to inform future investment priorities to the Alcohol, Drug and BBV Fora in Aberdeenshire

Mixed methods

Figure 8 Consulting

Nov 2013

Completed Dec 2015

Aberdeen-shire Alcohol, Drug and BBV Fora

Contact:

donna@f8c.co.uk

Quality of services

Families

Substance misuse staff perspectives on implementing family involvement in the treatment of people with drug & alcohol problems

Exploratory, Student project ( MSc)

Mixed methods - questionnaires and focus groups

NHS Lothian Substance Misuse Directorate, MSc researcher Michael Chitehwe (Glasgow University, STRADA)

Started Sept 2014

Completed Sept 2015

Part-funded by the Society for the Study of Addiction and NHS Lothian

Contact:

Michael.Chitehwe@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Quality of services

Recovery

Prevention

Defining and improving prevention and recovery through better substance misuse outcomes

Improving outcomes

Part of a wider programme to provide support to define & improve prevention and recovery through better substance misuse outcomes in Dundee

Mixed methods

Figure 8 Consulting

April 2015

Completed Dec 2015

Dundee Alcohol and Drug Partnership

Contact:

donna@f8c.co.uk

Quality of services

Benzo-diazepines and Z-drugs prescribing pattern over the time among the children of the nineteen fifties cohort

To examine the prescribing pattern of benzo-diazepines and z-drugs over the time for the same population in line with the current guidelines, and to examine the association with early life, social mobility, socio-economic and health status

Longitudinal cohort study using mixed methods, largely quantitative with some qualitative interviews planned

Academic Primary Care, Aberdeen University, PhD researcher Hadah Alkhaldi, Supervisors Dr Lisa Iversen, Professor Corri Black, Dr Catriona Matheson

Started

01/16

PhD studentship

Contact:

Hadah Alkhaldi

R01hma16@abdn.ac.uk


Contact

Email: Michael Crook, Michael.Crook@gov.scot