The importance of local and regional networks in supporting dual diagnosis in clinical practice

Mark Holland, Richard Bell, Liz Hughes

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– The aim of this paper is to describe the development and functions of local and regional networks for professionals working with dual diagnosis in the north of England.


– The paper is a descriptive account of local and regional networks in the north of England – their development, their function and future plans.


– Local and regional networks are important in helping people share resources and ideas as well as gaining mutual support in what can be very stressful roles. However, there is a danger in a climate of financial constraints that network activities may be lost.


– This paper focuses on the importance of collegiate networks of professionals and service user representatives and offers a perspective from the north of England.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-188
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Dual Diagnosis
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes


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