"My drug worker did get me some appointments with a nutritionist "

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Addiction services (community)

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

I have had problems with heroin use for the last 7 years. and have had a couple of drug workers before. I now see a Direct Access at Newark hospital and have to go to the chemist to collect my methadone.

I have had a few health problems, some of which have been contributed to by poor nutrition. My drug worker did get me some appointments with a nutritionist which was really helpful. The most positive thing for me is the relationship I have with my worker, I feel he is really there to support me and if he can't help he will find someone who can help me.

All in all I don't think the care I have received could be made any better.

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Responses

Response from Julie Grant, Head of Communications, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Thank you for your feedback about our Direct Access service at Newark. I am glad you are getting on and your worker is supporting you in your recovery. I shall pass your posting onto the Team. Good Luck.

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Response from Paul Sales, Service Manager, Community Drug & Alcohol Services, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Thank you so much for your thoughtful and considered feedback, it really means a lot to the staff when they hear the job they are doing is making a difference. . i'm really pleased that you have such a supportive relationship with your worker, and do remember that is down to you as well. it sounds like things are starting to turn around for you. keep up the good work. take care.

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