FOI Request for Methadone and Buprenorphine prescriptions in the Borders from 2015 to 2019

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Dear Borders NHS Board,

I seek the following information on the Methadone and Buprenorphine prescriptions in the Borders from 2015 to 2019.

1) How many prescriptions for Methadone and Buprenorphine have you stopped since January 2015? Including the figures from the years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Please include all with the exception of successful planned opiate free discharges.

2) How many prescriptions were stopped for 'non-compliance' which includes those stopped for using illegal drugs on top of their prescriptions or for those missing appointments? Please include these figures separately. Including the figures from the years, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

3) How many of your patients are on optimised doses of methadone and buprenorphine as in line with clinical guidance? Including the figures from the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

4) How many of your patients are on sub-optimised dosing (1ml-60ml) methadone? Including the figures from the years, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

5) How many patients have been barred from your services in the last 3 years? (2016, 2017, 2018)

6) How many patients have died whilst in treatment (mediated and unmediated) please include all deaths and not just drug-related deaths? Including the figures from the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

6a) How many of those that died in treatment were not prescribed methadone or buprenorphine at the time of their deaths? Including the figures from the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

6b) Of those that died, how many were on a sub-optimised dose at the time of their death? Including the figures from the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

7) Of the first 12 months of receiving treatment for drug addiction, how many patients have received therapeutic/holistic support (such as mental health support, trauma support, counselling, bereavement, therapeutic services etc) Including the figures from the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

8) How many died within 12 months of leaving treatment?

Please provide me with any documentation related to the above questions. Please do not supply the requested information in pdf format files. Please supply the requested information in Microsoft Excel format or CSV format.

Please treat this as a Freedom of Information request.

If you anticipate any resolvable issues with this request, please let me know in case I can reword it. My phone number is 07738865651.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Jennifer Jones

Freedom of Information, Borders NHS Board

Thank you for your enquiry. We will reply promptly and, in any event, a response will be sent no later than 9 May 2019.

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Please find attached a response to your recent FOI application.

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NHS Borders

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