CGL Spectrum Community Pharmacy Commissioned Services


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.

If you would like to sign up for any service and have any queries regarding a service you can contact CGL Spectrum via their countywide email herts@cgl.org.uk

CGL Spectrum has an All Ages Drug and Alcohol Service. This delivers support for both adults and under 18s and have a dedicated website.

**UPDATE 7 MAY 2021**

Please note CGL has been informed that Physeptone tablets will be discontinued and will therefore be switching over to the generic methadone tablets. Full details in the letter sent to pharmacies via PharmOutcomes messages.

 

**UPDATE 19 MARCH 2021**

The Service Level Agreements (SLAs) currently in operation end on 31 March 2021. CGL Hertfordshire is in the process of reviewing both SLAs and in order for this work to be completed the current SLAs will be extended until 30 June 2021. An extension letter has been published confirming this.

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Supervised Consumption Service

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

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

Needle Exchange Service

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

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

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

CGL Spectrum Pharmacy Newsletters

CGL update April 2021

CGL update December 2020

CGL Alcohol Telecoms Support update November 2020

CGL update November 2020

 

CGL Spectrum Medicine Update and Changes

CGL has issued communications to community pharmacies and stakeholders during the current unprecedented period.

CPH has had no input to the communication and does not endorse the clinical decision that has been made to issue 14-day prescriptions. This decision was made without consultation with CPH.

During the current period, CPH encourages those with service users to ensure you:

  • have contact numbers for all service users;
  • have communicated with CGL how they can contact you easily in an emergency; and
  • be aware that CGL staff or possibly couriers will deliver the prescriptions to the pharmacy and would be grateful if you could aim not to make them wait long periods of time although recognise your current workload.

 

If you need any support in ordering or how to encourage service users to take a Naloxone kit please get in contact with Trudy Sealy on 07881 335213.

To contact us please telephone 0800 652 3169 or email us on herts@cgl.org.uk