Guidance

Continuity of care for prisoners who need substance misuse treatment

An audit toolkit and guidance on data recording, for prison and community treatment providers and commissioners.

Documents

A quick step by step guide to doing a continuity of care audit

Continuity of care audit checklist

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Continuity of care audit template

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Data extraction protocol for secure settings

Example referral form

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Details

This toolkit is for services which provide substance misuse treatment in prisons, other secure settings, and the community.

It is aimed at both the providers and commissioners of these services.

The toolkit can be used to support people with substance misuse treatment needs who are leaving prison.

It includes:

  • guidance on how to improve continuity of care
  • a guide to completing a continuity of care audit
  • tools to support an audit of the referral and treatment pathway
Published 13 August 2018