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Consultation on the draft update to the Clinical Guidelines

The working group updating 2007’s 'Drug misuse and dependence: UK guidelines on clinical management' has published its draft for consultation with stakeholders. The consultation runs until 15 September. The working group will review comments received and publish the final guidelines later in the year.

To comment on the draft guidelines please complete the proforma and return it by email to as soon as possible but no later than 5pm Thursday 15 September 2016. All your comments must be in the proforma – email attachments other than the proforma, and postal submissions, will not be accepted.

The 2007 edition of Drug Misuse and Dependence: UK Guidelines on Clinical Management, commonly called the Orange Book is still available here.

The NTA provided a range of documents and activities to support the dissemination and implementation of the 2007 Clinical Guidelines and the NICE suite of drug misuse clinical guidance, including:

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