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Policy context for dual diagnosis service delivery

Liz Hughes (Mental Health Workstream Lead, Centre for Clinical and Academic Workforce Innovation, University of Lincoln, UK)
Cheryl Kipping (Consultant Nurse Dual Diagnosis, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, UK)

Advances in Dual Diagnosis

ISSN: 1757-0972

Article publication date: 1 August 2008



This paper aims to provide an overview of the policy guidance and will begin with an introduction and overview of policy development during this period; then focus on the more specific guidance in four broad areas: dual diagnosis specific guidance, risk, training, and service specific ‐ guidance. Assessment and treatment are cross‐cutting themes and key messages in relation to these areas will also be highlighted. Having outlined the policy guidance, consideration will be given to how effective it has been in changing service delivery and suggestions made as to what might be required to ensure more consistent implementation.



Hughes, L. and Kipping, C. (2008), "Policy context for dual diagnosis service delivery", Advances in Dual Diagnosis, Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 4-8.



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