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Eligibility for full membership

Any organisation supporting its aims (shown on the right) may join the Skills Consortium. To be eligible for full membership your organisation must be one of the following:

  • Organisational providers and consumers of substance misuse treatment
  • Royal Colleges and other large professional and membership organisations representing the organisations above or their staff
  • Other organisations agreed by the Executive to represent interests relevant and useful to the Consortium’s activity, such as Sector Skills Councils, human resources and higher education bodies.

The named representatives of full members should be able to attend consortium meetings and have sufficient influence within their organisation to effect real change.

For more information, see the Consortium Terms of Reference


* Please note we are only able to accept one application per organisation


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The Substance Misuse Skills Consortium will help the substance misuse treatment sector to:

  • Identify workforce needs required to promote and sustain beneficial treatment outcomes for service users, their families and communities
  • Review and develop workforce initiatives with a view to retaining and attracting the existing and future workforce
  • Enable employers and commissioners to equip practitioners and managers with the requisite competences