National drug treatment monitoring system dataset guidelines

Reference documents for collecting and inputting data, for use with the national drug treatment monitoring system (NDTMS).

These guidelines can be used when inputting data into the NDTMS.

These documents are intended to be used by:

  • alcohol and drug treatment providers
  • secure-setting based treatment providers
  • software suppliers

These documents are supported by guidance materials and reports and datasets for alcohol and drug service providers.

Business definitions

Definitions for adults, young people and secure-setting substance misuse treatment providers to use when inputting data items into the NDTMS.

Reference data and dataset guidelines

Further guidance on inputting data items into the NDTMS.

Information for software suppliers

Information for software suppliers for the NDTMS.

Guidelines for drug and alcohol treatment providers on sharing their clients confidential information on the NDTMS.

Monitoring treatment outcomes forms and processes

Guidance and resources for the collection and use of alcohol and drug treatment outcomes and review information.

Published 20 December 2017
Last updated 19 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added new forms for National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) secure setting and community reviews.

  2. Added 'Supplementary Guidance for criminal justice intervention teams'.

  3. Added criminal justice interventions teams business definitions.

  4. First published.