We have a Primary Care Liason Nurse for Substance Misuse. Currently, clinics run at the surgery on Wednesdays.
The service deals with patients who have problems with:
- Alcohol dependency
- Illicit drug dependency
- Cannabis use
- Prescription dependency (for example, to pain killers or sleeping tablets)
The nurse also sees patients who are at risk of relapse from any of the above problems.
The GP may suggest a referral or patients can self-refer by booking an appointment with the nurse via reception.