Glasgow has an innovative scheme for encouraging GPs to manage drug misusers

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6977.464c (Published 18 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:464
  1. Robert T A Scott,
  2. Lawrence D Gruer,
  3. Philip Wilson,
  4. S Hinshel Wood
  1. Medical director, Glasgow drug problem service Clinical director, HIV and addictions clinical directorate Ruchill Hospital, Glasgow G20 9NB
  2. General practitioner Glasgow G42 9JT
  3. Director of practitioner services Greater Glasgow Health Board, Glasgow G1 1ET

    EDITOR,—The Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs has concluded that general practitioners should participate more in the care of drug misusers.1 Michael Farrell and colleagues express pessimism about this occurring owing to general practitioners' resistance to prescribing opiate substitutes,2 though they cite a report showing that clinics for such prescribing may be operated successfully in general practice.3 We report an innovative method of more widely implementing this strategy. …

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