Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Standards 


This survey has been developed as part of wider engagement activities to consult on the implementation of the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) standards. The standards have been developed on behalf of the Drugs Death Task Force. Public Health Scotland (PHS) is carrying out this survey as part of an ongoing programme of engagement.

Based on the evidence that treatment is protective against the risk of drug-related death, the MAT standards aim to establish a consistent approach to delivering high quality treatment and support across all recovery-oriented systems of care.

The purpose of this survey and of the wider engagement activities is to understand both local implementation needs and expectations from people in services, in order to establish and embed the MAT standards within local practice.

We appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey, your views are really important to us. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

The following documents and resources will help you with your responses to the survey.

They are available here

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How will the information be used?

Survey responses will be collated by the Lime Survey system and findings will be analysed and written up by the internal Public Health Scotland programme support team. The responses will only be accessed and available to those with responsibility for this work and will not be used for any other purposes. All responses will remain anonymous. 

Responses will inform the standards and the associated programme of work being carried out on behalf of the Drugs Death Taskforce.  Public Health Scotland is working in partnership with staff from NHS Lothian and the Scottish Drugs Forum to deliver this programme of work.  Anonymous data may be shared for that purpose only.