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Table 2 Summary of main and sub-themes

From: Staff perceptions of prescription and over-the-counter drug dependence services in England: a qualitative study

Negativity towards current serviceOn-going problem
Inappropriate service
Lack of prescription review
Lack of pathways and guidelines
Service access barriersStigma
Lack of service commissioning
Lack of awareness
Different and the same profile as illicit clientsIndividual characteristics
Similarities to other dependencies
Drugs of dependenceUbiquity of Codeine
Reasons for initiating drug
Service improvement suggestionsImproved commissioning and resource
Developing specific service
Improvement of guidelines and pathways
Increasing awareness
Professionals involvement