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COVID-19 Update - P-RESET

In light of the current COVID-19 situation,  P-RESET has had to make some service changes to ensure everyone’s safety. Our health checks and alcohol screening  work has been suspended, for the foreseeable future.  


General Practice P-RESET work is therefore restricted to remote/phone assessment of opiate dependent patients in shared care with RESET, and OST prescription (methadone or buprenorphine) to pharmacies. This will continue to be done in partnership with CGL RESET Treatment Service, who are also assessing patients’ needs remotely.  


TH Clinicians, please visit the GP Care Group Clarity webpage (link available in the GP Care Group daily Covid Communications) for the P-RESET FAQs.  



Primary Care Drug & Alcohol Support Service

An opportunity to really deliver shared Care

In Oct 2017 LBTH Public Health and the Drug & Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) commissioned the TH GP Care Group to deliver a new integrated approach to problem drug and alcohol use.

Services are based in our local GP Surgeries and are open to all Tower Hamlets registered patients* through referral.

In order to deliver this new approach to Shared Care, we have partnered with our colleagues at the East London Foundation Trust (ELFT), who run the RESET Treatment Service.

Under the new programme we deliver the following services in GP Practices:

  • Opioid substitution therapy (OST) provided as ‘Shared Care’ with RESET Treatment Service care coordinators. (This service is for ‘less complex’ community members with opiate/opioid dependency as part of broader treatment).
  • Alcohol screening of patients, using AUDIT C and full AUDIT, identification of problems, brief advice and referral if appropriate. (available for those patients registered for one year or more).
  • Primary care focused Annual Health Check and Health Plan for those in treatment with RESET (i.e. currently on National Data base - NDTMS) for either opiate and or crack problems or for those with alcohol problems.

The Team

Dr. Anna Livingstone
TH Substance Misuse Clinical Lead

Ruth Walters
TH GP Care Group Director of Quality & Assurance

Dr. Nicola Hagdrup
TH GP Care Group

Chris Ley
Network Director

Ekramul Hoque
CEPN Training Manager

Tariq Wooding-Olajorin