SMMGP - Substance Misuse Management Good Practice

Substance Misuse Management Good Practice

Supporting good practice in drug and alcohol treatment

RCGP Certificate Resources:
RCGP Certificate in Harm Reduction, Health and Wellbeing for Substance Users

Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)

This section provides access to documents relating to the RCGP Certificate in Harm Reduction, Health and Wellbeing for Substance Users.

Top of Page
Divider

Access the Certificate Related Documents

An Overview of Harm Reduction
 
Harm Reduction Strategy
Reducing Drug-related Harm: An Action Plan
DoH
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 187K)
Good Practice in Harm Reduction
National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 513K)
Findings of a Survey of Needle Exchanges in England
Dima Abdulrahim, Dawn Gordon, David Best
National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 2.9MB)
Best Practice Guidance for Commissioners and Providers of Pharmaceutical Services for Drug Users. Service Specification (Tier 2 or 3)
Marion Walker, et al.
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 513K)
Policy Resistance to Harm Reduction for Drug Users and Potential Effect of Change
Tim Rhodes, Anya Sarang, Peter Vickerman, Matthew Hickman
BMJ 2010; 341:c3439
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 367K)
The Role of Needle and Syringe Programmes in a Recovery-Orientated Treatment System
Stephen Bamber
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 119K)
Harm Reduction: Evidence, Impacts and Challenges
Edited by Tim Rhodes, Dagmar Hedrich
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), 2010
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 3.8MB)
 
Harm Reduction Approach
What is Harm Reduction? A Position Statement From the International Harm Reduction Association
International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA), April 2010
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 152K)
Global State of Harm Reduction 2010 - Key Issues for Broadening the Response
Edited by Catherine Cook
Public Health, Research and Policy Programme of the International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA)
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 10.1MB)
 
Substance Use Prevalence
Occasional and Controlled Heroin Use - Not a Problem?
Hamish Warburton, Paul J Turnbull, Mike Hough
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 427K)
 
Legal Highs and Polydrug Use
Guidance for Working with Cocaine and Crack Users in Primary Care
Dr Chris Ford et al.
RCGP Drug & Alcohol Misuse Training Programme, RCGP Sex, Drugs and HIV Task Group, SMMGP, 2004
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 705K)
 
Stigma and Substance Use
Sinning and Sinned Against: The Stigmatisation of Problem Drug Users
Charlie Lloyd
The UK Drug Policy Commission (UKDPC), ISBN 978-1-906246-24-2
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 563K)
 
Risk Factors
Incidence of Hepatitis C Virus and HIV Among New Injecting Drug Users in London: Prospective Cohort Study
Ali Judd, Matthew Hickman, Steve Jones, Tamara McDonald, John V Parry, Gerry V Stimson, Andrew J Hall
BMJ, doi:10.1136/bmj.38286.841227.7C (published 12 November 2004)
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 56K)
Effectiveness of Needle and Syringe Programmes for Preventing HIV Transmission
Margaret MacDonalda, Matthew Lawa, John Kaldor, Jim Hales, Gregory J Dore
International Journal of Drug Policy 14 (2003) 353-357
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 165K)
New Injectors and the Social Context of Injection Initiation
Alex Harocopos, Lloyd A Goldsamt, Paul Kobrak, John J Jost, Michael C Clatts
International Journal of Drug Policy 20 (2009) 317-323
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 187K)
 
Injecting Drug Use
Distributing Foil From Needle and Syringe Programmes (NSPs) to Promote Transitions from Heroin Injecting to Chasing: An Evaluation
Rachael Pizzey, Neil Hunt
Harm Reduction Journal 2008, 5:24 doi:10.1186/1477-7517-5-24
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 168K)
Is Groin Injecting an Ethical Boundary for Harm Reduction?
Peter G Miller, Nick Lintzeris, Luciana Forzisi
International Journal of Drug Policy 19 (2008) 486-491
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 149K)
Groin Injecting in the Context of Crack Cocaine and Homelessness: From "Risk Boundary" to "Acceptable Risk"?
Tim Rhodes, April Stoneman, Vivian Hopea, Neil Hunt, Anthea Martin, Ali Judd
International Journal of Drug Policy 17 (2006) 164-170
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 300K)
Injecting Anabolic Steroids Step-By-Step Visual Guide
LifeLine Publications
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 1.4MB)
Facilitating Groin Injecting Behaviour: Harm Reduction or Harm Production?
Deborah A Zador
Addiction, 102, 1791-1792
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 43K)
 
Injecting Equipment
A Review of the Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Needle and Syringe Programmes for Injecting Drug Users - Executive Summary
Lisa Jones, Lucy Pickering, Harry Sumnall, Jim McVeigh, Mark A Bellis
Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, June 2008
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 123K)
Needle and Syringe Programmes: Providing People Who Inject Drugs with Injecting Equipment
NICE public health guidance 18, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, 2009.
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 478K)
Effectiveness of Sterile Needle and Syringe Programming in Reducing HIV/Aids Amoung Injecting Drug Users
World Health Organization 2004, ISBN 92 4 159164 1
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 396K)
Guide to Starting and Managing Syringe Programmes
World Health Organization 2007, ISBN 978 92 4 159627 5
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 823K)
Safety, Risks and Outcomes from the Use of Injecting Paraphernalia
Jenny Scott
Scottish Government Social Research, 2008
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 740K)
 
Drug-related Deaths
Reducing Drug Related Deaths - Guidance for Drug Treatment Providers
National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 67K)
Drug-Related Deaths: Setting Up a Local Review Process
National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 626K)
 
Families of Substance Users
Exploring Community Responses to Drugs
Michael Shiner, Betsy Thom and Susanne MacGregor, Dawn Gordon, Mariana Bayley
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 260K)
Drugs in the Family: The Impact on Parents and Siblings
Marina Barnard
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 255K)
 
Drug-Related Infections
Hepatitis C and Injecting Drug Use: Impact, Costs and Policy Options
Edited by Johannes Jager, Wien Limburg, Mirjam Kretzschmar, Marten Postma, Lucas Wiessing
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), 2004
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 1.6MB)
 
Opioid Substitute Treatment
Recovery-Oriented Methadone Maintenance
William L White, Lisa Mojer-Torres
Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center, the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation Services, and the Northeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 1.3MB)
 
Structured Treatment
Early Exit: Estimating and Explaining Early Exit from Drug Treatment
Alex Stevens, Polly Radcliffe1, Melony Sanders, Neil Hunt
Harm Reduction Journal 2008, 5:13 doi:10.1186/1477-7517-5-13
Adobe Acrobat Document
PDF
(.pdf, 297K)