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Assertive Outreach NE Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh

Assertive outreach to those at high risk of drug related harm is a well-established approach, enabling the proactive identification and support/treatment provision to those most in need.

The practice is enshrined in the Scottish Governments Medication Assisted Treatment standards which are currently being implemented by the Scottish Drugs Death Taskforce. Assertive outreach has been utilised in Edinburgh since 2019, delivered via an integrated collaboration of key stakeholders including Police Scotland (Edinburgh Division), NHS Lothian, the Edinburgh Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (EADP), City of Edinburgh Council Health and Social Care Partnership and the third sector including Turning Point Scotland and Change, Grow, Live. 

If you know someone who could benefit from the Assertive Outreach Programme within the North East or South East in Edinburgh, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at:

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