CGL Spectrum Community Pharmacy Commissioned Services

Here are the current CGL claim forms

Supervised Consumption Claims and records forms

Needle exchange claims form and record sheet


Supervised Consumption Service

The supervised consumption programme in Hertfordshire is commissioned by CGL Spectum.

The 2017 Service Level Agreement (SLA) for community pharmacists providing supervised consumption of medication can be accessed here.


Needle Exchange Service

The needle exhange service provided by community pharmacy is commissioned by CGL Spectrum.

The 2017 Service Level Agreement (SLA) for community pharmacists providing needle exchange incorporating take home Naloxone can be accessed here.

A map of those pharmacies and CRi Spectrum hubs for needle exchange services is available here along with a more detailed list.


Pharmacy CPD Training Events

CGL Spectrum regularly run pharmacy CPD training events for pharmacists already commissioned to provide drug and alcohol services by CRi Spectrum and for those pharmacists new to providing drug and alcohol services by CGL Spectrum. – 2019 dates – tbc


2019 – CGL Spectrum updates

08.01.2019 – Spectrum CGL have provided the most recent issue of the sharing good practice newsletter between CGL Spectrum & Local Pharmacists in Hertfordshire. It is the third edition of the Toolkit designed to share good practice and lessons learned from medication incidents involving their clients. Please contact with any comments or questions relating to the content in this newsletter.

2018 – CGL Spectrum updates

CGL Spectrum has published their quarterly newsletter for December 2018.

11.12.2018 – CGL Spectrum have provided an updated bulletin with FAQ’s included around the changes from buprenorphine tablets to Espranor.

03.12.2018 – In view of recent buprenorphine supply and price fluctuations it has been decided to review service users that are prescribed buprenorphine tablets and, where appropriate, change them to Espranor. This is the most practical approach to ensure stability of treatment for service users and to minimise inconvenience to pharmacies. Read CGL’s newsletter with stock information and notification letter here.

Sharing Good Practice between cgl Spectrum & Local Pharmacists in Hertfordshire, newsletter issue 1 here and issue 2 here

There is currently a shortage of generic buprenorphine 2mgs tablets. Please see the letter from Dr Prun Bijral, Medical Director for Change Grow Live (cgl). Any questions or concerns please direct to Anna Marie Felice, Nurse Clinical Lead for cgl Spectrum in Hertfordshire on Mobile 07881 335 210. Any concerns regarding patient care should be directed to the specific HUB in the first instance. For this purpose please call our Single Point of Contact 0800 652 3169

CGL (previously CRI) Spectrum are commissioned to provide drugs and alcohol services within Hertfordshire by Hertfordshire County Council and they subcontract supervised consumption and needle exchange services from some community pharmacies.

Spectrum quarterly briefing August 2017,  click here. To sign up for the quarterly briefing click here

Spectrum quarterly briefing July 2017

Please note that CGL Spectrum wrote to all pharmacies in May 2016 to make you aware of their intention to switch methadone solution 1mg/ml to Physeptone® oral solution 1mg/ml and Physeptone® oral solution sugar free 1mg/ml expected to take place during the week commencing Monday August 1st 2016. CGL outline that this is in line with the national guidance and will contribute towards making significant savings to prescribing costs, allowing for greater investment in other treatments and services locally. CGL will also be informing patients in writing of the switch but it would be beneficial for community pharmacies to support the informing of patients.