Substitute prescribing can be delivered through a GP rather than in Turning Point’s specialist services. This is called the ‘Shared Care Model’ as it involves a GP, Turning Point key worker and pharmacist working together for a person’s clinical care. This will usually involve opiate substitute prescribing of either methadone or buprenorphine.
Many people prefer this approach as it is more normalising, less conspicuous and reduces the feelings of stigmatisation in your community.
Turning Point takes responsibility for the assessment, key working, clinical advice and gives regular feedback to the prescribing GP. Working together you will also be supported to access other interventions as well as a script such as Talking Therapies and BBV testing and vaccination, to help you in your recovery.