Services Database Supervised Administration (North Yorkshire Area)

Service ID



The aim of the service is to ensure compliance with the Service User’s agreed care plan, by:

  • Dispensing prescribed medication in specified instalments;
  • Ensuring each supervised dose is correctly administered to the Service User for whom it was intended (doses may be dispensed for the Service User to take away to cover days when the
    pharmacy is closed);
  • Liaising with the prescriber, named keyworker and others directly involved in the care of the Service User (where the Service User has given their written permission);
  • Monitoring the Service User’s response to prescribed treatment; for example,
    • if there are signs of overdose, especially at times when doses are changed, during
      titration of doses,
    • if the Service User appears intoxicated or
    • when the Service User has missed doses, and, if necessary, withholding treatment if
      this is in the interest of Service User safety, liaising with the prescriber or named
      keyworker, as appropriate;
  • Improving retention in drug treatment;
  • Improving drug treatment delivery and completion; and

To reduce the risk to local communities of:

  • Overuse or underuse of medicines;
  • Diversion of prescribed medicines onto the illicit drug

Location of service

North Yorkshire LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Supervised administration

Other organisations involved


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CPPE Substance Use and Misuse
One Substance Misuse Partnership-led annual training and development event per year to promote the Service locally and update knowledge and skills


This service is commissioned in the North Yorkshire area only.