Tag: drug treatment

purchase-order-FI

Funding volatile and uncertain

NTA Drug treatment infographic

Tweet It’s nice to celebrate good news sometimes. The National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse published their annual figures this week. The headlines make good reading: There has been a…

QoL

Tweet From 2013/14 newly elected Police & Crime Commissioners will have responsibility for community safety and Drugs Intervention Programme budgets and will be looking for new and effective ways to…

drug-mephedrone

Tweet I’m just embarking on a new substance misuse needs assessment. Drug needs assessments are the single most important component in getting local drug treatment systems right. You can’t design…

Tweet ‘Payment by results’ is an approach to funding public services which mirrors how we pay for a meal in a restaurant. We typically give a healthy tip if we…

Tweet One of the most fulfilling side-effects of writing a Blog is that you are more aware of and tend to read more blogs yourself. I recently discovered a new…

Tweet There are a lot of criticisms that can be levied at the payment by results approach. Some commentators are opposed in principle, Laurence Demarco, the founder and director of…

Tweet Back in the 1980s the answer to everything was 42. Douglas Adams’ joke “ultimate answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything” started off as a…

UA-7573595-1