The authors wish to extend their thanks to Eileen Morton for proofreading the various drafts of the text during its preparation and to Ray Pate (Risk Management Coordinator) Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust for permission to reproduce the risk assessment tool in Chapter 4. Grateful thanks are also extended to the following people who contributed to the case studies in Chapters 6 and 7:
Nancye Carr, Practice Nurse, Birtley Community Nursing Team, Gateshead, UK;
Avril Haydock, Substance Misuse Services Manager, Bay Community NHS Trust, Lancaster, UK;
Robert Stanley, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Healthcare Science, Kingston University and St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK.