Patient Pathways - Drugs and Alcohol

Dealing with a patient who has drug and/or alcohol issues involves many members of the healthcare team. There can be an incident that involves admission into a hospital where an emergency team will take care of the immediate issues. But to support someone after this, there are a range of roles that ensure a healthier lifestyle. These are a few of the many roles that can be involved in a patient's journey, but they illustrate that it is not just one role or one level of staff that is involved. Health sector staff work as a team, essential in the care and treatment of a patient. Look across the career frameworks for health as there are many more roles that would support this patient.


We have provided a summary of the job descriptions - just click on the roles that have been highlighted to find out more about the duties, skills and entry requirements for
these jobs.