The guide explains how commissioners can use the alcohol and drug treatment commissioning tool to support service improvement.
Local authority commissioners can use the tool to:
- consider how well they are meeting local treatment needs
- identify potential ways of improving local cost-effectiveness
- inform the planning of service provision
The tool includes:
- a cost calculator
- cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) for estimating local spend on treatment interventions
- prevalence data for alcohol, opiate and crack cocaine use
- estimates of needs having been met
- a future scenario planning function
Visit NDTMS.net to access the adult alcohol and drug treatment commissioning tool - you will need to login to download the tool.
You can also find guidance on and access to other economic tools:
The SPOT gives a broad overview of spend and outcomes on a range of public health interventions. The SPOT does not assess the relative cost-effectiveness of different interventions or how to get the best value for money. You should therefore use the SPOT alongside the alcohol and drug treatment commissioning tool.