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The Priory Clinic Nottingham

The Priory Clinic Nottingham
Last Updated: 26/03/14

Telephone: 0115 969 3388

Address: (map)
Ransom Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG3 5GS



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What we do
Substance misuse: Drugs:      Alcohol:  
Female only project: No
Typical length of the first-stage programme 35
Typical length of the second-stage programme 0
Mandatory drug/alcohol testing: Regularly
Detoxification available
Detox length  
Alcohol: 5-7 days
Opiates: 7-14 days
Benzodiazepines: No specific time
Stimulants: 3-10 days
Support available
Supported housing and resettlement: No
Education, training & employment No
Female only groups: No
Philosophy/programme of care: Eclectic/integrated
12-step (inc MM)
CBT/social learning
Programme details:
Abstinence based. Group therapy. Introduction to 12 steps and AA/NA groups. Solution focused, goal orientated, one-to-one work. Educational groups, experiential groups, relaxation/meditation. Written assignments including life story steps 1-3.
Discharge planning groups and onward referral.
Family support services:
No details supplied
Activities provided for children and families:
There is only a general lounge area but, weather-permitting, residents may go across to the park with their families providing they have nursing approval and have completed detoxification.
Post treatment support:
No details supplied
Harm reduction policies for clients leaving the programme early:
They are encouraged to engage with another service. In some cases the clinic will make appointments for them to see other agencies if they allow us to do so. The clinic also encourages them to attend self-help groups.
Resettlement / after-care services:
The clinic provides aftercare groups weekly for up to one year. This is a one and a half hour group, facilitated by a therapist at no cost. A family support group is also provided for one year at no charge, post-discharge.
Hours a client would typically spend on elements of the programme in a week:
One to one counselling and keyworking: 2
Group work: 28
Complementary therapies: 1
Education: 0
Domestic duties: 0
Other activities: 6
Other details:
Family visits
Self-help groups
Treatment completion rate (% clients discharged for)
Treatment complete 0 %
Service user transferred 0 %
Treatment incomplete :
   - client dropped out 0 %
   - treatment withdrawn by provider 0 %
Who we treat
Accepted clients Male / Female
Age range of clients 18 - 1
The following are accepted: Pregnant women
Clients under Drug Rehabilitation Requirements (DRRs)
Clients under other community orders
Criminal Justice referrals: Court reports provided
Accompanied court attendance
Child care options: Children can have day visits
Dual diagnosis clients accepted
How the programme is equipped for dual diagnosis or complex needs:
The clinic has a consultant psychiatrist on its staff. A specific care plan would be designed and reviewed regularly via the nursing team, some of whom are RMNs.
Accepts client on the following prescribed psycho-active medication: Anti-depressants
Exclusions and restrictions to admission:
The Priory Clinic Nottingham will exclude clients who:
*are considered to be physically incapable through ill-health
*pose such a threat to themselves or others that they would need to be under secure restraint.

Each individual is assessed for their suitability for the facility. Substance misuse has to be the primary problem. Dual diagnosis, eating disorders etc. are acceptable, but if symptoms progress to an unmanageable stage a client would be reviewed by the psychiatrist and possibly transferred.
Facilities / vacancies
Bed vacancies
No current vacancies
Total registered beds: 18
Ensuite rooms: 4
Shared rooms (3+): 0
Twin rooms: 8
Single rooms: 0
Female-only beds: 6
Male-only beds: 6
Beds for detox: 6
Detox programme details:
The Priory Clinic Nottingham will exclude clients who:
*are considered to be physically incapable through ill-health
*pose such a threat to themselves or others that they would need to be under secure restraint.

Opiate users are normally detoxed with methadone and/or other supported medication. Alcohol detox uses Librium.
Level of wheelchair access: Limited
No. bedrooms with full disabled access: 3
Sign language: No
Pets: No
Level of catering Full
Domestic responsibilities Partial
Complementary therapies:
No details supplied
Other facilities (eg. languages spoken, dietary options, religions etc.): Religious holidays observed
Facilities for worship
Fees & other info
Gross weekly residential charge: Not yet supplied
Block contracts:
Block contracts costs: Not yet supplied
Other cost-related services:
These costs are based upon the relationship with the purchaser.
Detox additional weekly charge  
Alcohol: Not yet supplied
Opiates: Not yet supplied
Benzodiazepines: Not yet supplied
Stimulants: Not yet supplied
Admission and discharge information:
Assessment and admissions:
Assessment is based upon interviews, pre-admission, monitoring and SASSI testing. Funding is sought, and when this is in place a bed will be offered. A nursing care plan and therapy care plan will be drawn up.
Additional admission services:
On occasion the clinic will assess in prison or elsewhere, although this would be the exception to the rule.
Discharge policies:
The Priory Clinic Nottingham will discharge clients who:
*do not comply with house rules or the treatment contract
*are violent
*use drugs/alcohol while in treatment.
Registration: Independent hospital
Registered with the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS): No
Registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) - from October 2010: No
Local Authorities using this project None yet selected
Local Care Quality Commission(CQC) office: No details supplied
Region: East Midlands
Local Authority area: Nottingham
Drug and Alcohol Team: Nottinghamshire
Primary contact: No details supplied
Contact phone: No details supplied
Admission phone: No details supplied
Quality initiatives
Corporate peer audit, Internal HQS initiative December 2004, Clinical Governance internal committee, CSCI inspection Sept 2004.
Staffing - Full Time Equivalents (FTEs)
Clinical: 0
Doctors/psychiatrists: 0
Nurses: 0
Dual-diagnosis workers: 0
General counsellors: 0
Other clinical: 0
Volunteers: 0
Support/non-clinical: 0
Resettlement workers: 0
Children's workers: 0
Service managers: 0
Training/education staff: 0
Other non-clinical: 0
Total FTE paid staff: 0
Staff qualifications:
No details supplied
Night cover: 24-hours
Reviews / videos
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Service user reviews:
No details supplied
Professional reviews:
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