Outcome Frameworks for Problem Drug Use

Outcomes Framework for Problem Drug Use

The outcomes framework is now available for download.

NHS Health Scotland has lead the development of an Outcomes Framework for Problem Drug Use. The framework was developed in collaboration with Scottish Government, Alcohol & Drug Partnerships, national voluntary organisations and evaluation specialists.

 The aim of the framework is:

  • To provide a framework for action aligned to the national policy, The Road to Recovery: A New Approach to Tackling Scotland’s Drugs Problem and illustrate the main pathways to achieving the high level outcomes
  • to bring together and summarise the existing relevant evidence for action to support problem drug use  
  • to strengthen Alcohol & Drug Partnership’s existing mechanisms for planning and evaluating services
  • to understand the contribution of partnership activities to delivering outcomes.

A set of seven core outcomes and indicators have been agreed between Scottish Government, COSLA and Alcohol & Drug Partnerships. The outcomes framework is not intended to replace these, but to add to the evidence base and further support service planning in order to demonstrate progress towards these core outcomes.

For further information contact elinor.dickie@nhs.net

Updated 1 December 2014

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