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SMMGP Member Survey Results

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The SMMGP periodically consults its members on topics currently important to the field of substance misuse in the UK. Results of these consultations are presented below.

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Access the SMMGP Member Survey Results

The following items are arranged in chronological order, with the most recent at the top.

2010 Drug Strategy Consultation
- Oct 2010
SMMGP conducted a consultation of its members regarding the Drug Strategy review. The consultation drew 41 complete responses and many more comments. The majority views drawn from members' opinions for each question are summarised, with additional comments by SMMGP project management team.
Note: The consultation period of six weeks was not adequate to canvass opinions on the document in its entirety. It was decided therefore to focus on the Department of Health lead section 4: "Rebalance treatment to support drug free outcomes".
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UKDPC Consensus Statement on Recovery Consultation
- Oct 2008
In July/August 2008, SMMGP conducted a consultation of its membership on their views on the UKDPC Consensus Statement on Recovery and its relevance to treatment services in General Practice. The results of the consultation are presented here.
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Green Paper Consultation
- Oct 2008
SMMGP wanted to put forward a response to the Green Paper "No one written off: reforming welfare to reward responsibility", including the comments and views of members. Comments were therefore gathered in relation to the key questions regarding the proposal for drug users that are asked in the consultation. The comments are presented here.
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2007 Clinical Guidelines Survey
- Dec 2007
This survey was e-mailed out to all SMMGP Members registered to receive twice yearly consultation documents. It concerns the 2007 Clinical Guidelines on Drug Misuse & Dependence.
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PDF (.pdf, 225K)
Contingency Management Consultation
- Jun 2007
SMMGP conducted a consultation of its membership on contingency management. This approach, which involves the giving of financial rewards to patients in return for treatment compliance, has been recommended in the draft NICE psychosocial guideline and to a lesser extent in the draft NICE detoxification guideline. It has a robust evidence base, from the US and Australia but not as yet from within the UK. In the US it has been proven to be cost effective, but the drug treatment system is very different there. Here it remains a matter of debate within the field. We felt that it would be of value to the field for the views of SMMGP members to be published.
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Network Newsletter Reader Survey
- Feb 2007
Results from a survey of Network Newsletter readers. Amongst other things, we leaned that readers tend to regard the Network Newsletter as being very useful - the average score was 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 meant "not useful" and 5 meant "very useful". Presentation also scored a high average of 4.3 on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 meant "not right" and 5 meant "excellent". We also received a lot of interesting and constructive comments concerning content and presentation.
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