Alcohol and drug misuse treatment core dataset collection guidance

Core dataset resources to support alcohol and drug treatment services and system suppliers to collect data for the national drug treatment monitoring system (NDTMS).

Alcohol and drug misuse service providers can use these guidance documents and information to help with inputting data into the NDTMS. The documents provide guidance for adult, young people and secure-setting based treatment providers.

Visit Alcohol and drug misuse prevention and treatment guidance for information and other resources to help with providing and improving alcohol and drug misuse treatment services.

Visit Alcohol and drug misuse and treatment statistics for reports and datasets on the prevalence and treatment of alcohol and drug misuse treatment in England.

Core dataset treatment business definitions

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

Other core dataset documentation

Further guidance on inputting data items into the NDTMS.

Software supplier information

Information for software suppliers for the NDTMS.

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

Criminal justice pathway guidance

Guidance on data items about criminal justice to be inputted into the NDTMS.

Treatment outcomes and effectiveness

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

Published 20 December 2017
Last updated 6 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Supplementary Guidance for criminal justice intervention teams'.
  2. Added criminal justice interventions teams business definitions.
  3. First published.