Policies and Reports

This section is where you can find National policies and reports.

This page will show you those specific to co-occurring mental health, alcohol and drug difficulties

Coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse Quality standard [QS188] Published date: 20 August 2019

This quality standard covers the assessment, management and care provided for people aged 14 and over who have coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement www.nice.org.uk

Coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse: community health and social care services NICE guideline [NG58] Published date: 30 November 2016

This guideline covers how to improve services for people aged 14 and above who have been diagnosed as having coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse. The aim is to provide a range of coordinated services that address people’s wider health and social care needs, as well as other issues such as employment and housing.
www.nice.org.uk

Coexisting severe mental illness (psychosis) and substance misuse: assessment and management in healthcare settings Clinical guideline [CG120] Published date: 23 March 2011

This guideline covers assessing and managing people aged 14 years and over with coexisting severe mental illness (psychosis) and substance misuse. It aims to help healthcare professionals guide people with psychosis with coexisting substance misuse to stabilise, reduce or stop their substance misuse, to improve treatment adherence and outcomes, and to enhance their lives. www.nice.org.uk

Progress - National Consortium of Consultant Nurses in Dual Diagnosis & Substance Use