Public notice

Substance Misuse Medically Managed Inpatient Detoxification Service.

Tender for Substance Misuse Medically Managed Inpatient Detoxification Service.

Substance Misuse Medically Managed Inpatient Detoxification Service.

Hampshire County Council (as lead authority) on behalf of Central South Coast Inpatient Detox Consortia intends to seek tenders for the provision of an NHS substance misuse medically managed inpatient detoxification service between the 1st January 2023 and the 31st March 2025.

The service will be based in Hampshire but open to referrals from other local authority areas across the South East (and also Dorset, Bournemouth Christchurch & Poole and Wiltshire).

The successful provider will operate a 7-10 bedded unit where there is Consultant Psychiatrist oversight and a specialist multi-disciplinary team who have had specialist training in managing addictive behaviours (including healthcare professionals). The multi-disciplinary team includes psychologists, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, social workers, and other activity, support and administrative staff. The service will provide care to service users with substance-related problems that are sufficiently severe and/or complex that they require medical, psychiatric, and psychological care 24 hours a day and have appropriate facilities to monitor and supervise withdrawal. Both pharmacological and psychosocial interventions will be available to support the effective treatment of both the drug / alcohol misuse and other significant psychological and physical comorbidities should be available and delivered in a trauma informed environment. The provider should have the ability to dispense medications on-site and there should be agreed pathways for direct access to acute medical emergency services when necessary.

Interested parties should register their interest in the project via the In-Tend website, and complete and submit the tender return document together with any supporting information requested by 14.00 hrs on Thursday 1st September 2022.


Chris Powner