Opioid substitution treatment: service self-assessment tool

Self-assessment tool, good-practice examples and resources for community drug treatment services to help them deliver OST in line with clinical guidance.

Applies to England



This OST service self-assessment tool is designed to support local drug treatment providers and commissioners. It will help them provide the best possible treatment for and with their OST service users.

The tool includes:

  • guidance on how to complete the self-assessment
  • sections on assessing current OST-specific practice, as well as broader issues for treatment services
  • good-practice pointers and examples of evidence in a range of areas
  • relevant best-practice guidance and research

This tool is part of Public Health England’s OST good practice programme. The programme has also developed other OST good practice resources including:

Published 21 July 2021