Following the launch last month of 8 payment by results pilot sites for drugs and alcohol recovery treatment services, the Payment by Results for Recovery Pilot Programme has now launched its online bulletin.
Supporting the implementation and development of the new payment by results approach, the bulletin will provide information about the pilots and give support to:
- current pilot sites
- their provider organisations
- non-pilot Drug and Alcohol Action Teams
- providers that are not currently involved in payment by results contracts but might be interested in developing local models
The bulletin also aims to engage with health professionals who are delivering drug treatment services within the NHS, police and crime commissioners who will hold the Drug Intervention Programme budget, specialist organisations and other interested stakeholders as the sector moves towards the introduction of Public Health England.
About the payment by results model
The payment by results model is a flagship government policy, highlighted in the 2010 Drug Strategy ‘Reducing demand, restricting supply, building recovery: Supporting people to live a drug free life’.
The aim of the Payment by Results for Recovery Pilot Programme is to redevelop drug and alcohol treatment services by putting recovery at the centre of drug and alcohol treatment.