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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

PbR for Specialist Alcohol Services - Assessment and Cluster Tool Training

Two types of training are offered:


1. Foundation training

PbR for Specialist Alcohol services – Foundation Training. Delivered directly to all staff who will be involved in assessment and clustering.


Foundation Course

This course will be run centrally in London from 10.00am - 16.00pm. It is suitable for anyone working in or commissioning specialist alcohol services who wish to develop an understanding of the Specialist Alcohol PbR programme and how to use the clustering tool to allocate a service user to a cluster.


There are no dates formally established at the current time but we would welcome expressions of interest .


If you wish to register your interest please  telephone 020 793701 2611 or email Emma George


Proposed Learning Objectives


  • Describe the background to the development of PbR for Specialist Alcohol services and it’s place in today’s NHS
  • Provide an overview of the current  MHCT and Alcohol Clustering Tool (ACT) scales
  • Explain the rules and principles of rating the scales
  • Illustrate how the ACT score profile translates into a cluster
  • Provide experience through practice with a vignette to provide a practical illustration of the process
  • Identify how MHCT/ACT scales can benefit clinical practice and review outcomes


This course aims to provide an overview of the PbR for Specialist Alcohol Services Assessment and Clustering Tool and is intended to help delegates become competent in the use the relevant tools and processes.


Who should attend

All front line staff who will be involved in assessment and clustering of clients, managers of treatment services as well as people who commission these services.


Course fee

£250.00 including all materials, refreshments and buffet lunch.



This course will be eligible for 5 CPD hours subject to peer group approval.



2. Bespoke on-site training

Bespoke courses on request to suit your specific organisational needs

We are experienced in providing bespoke packages to meet the needs of individual organisations, though in order that we can provide sessions in a cost effective manner, the number of participants normally needs to be at least 20 people.


We will deliver training on site and can provide a flexible approach to the negotiation and agreement of dates. We would provide:


  • Course materials for each delegate
  • Advice, guidance and support
  • Speaker booking and liaison
  • Course evaluation
  • Certificates of attendance

We would normally expect you to provide:


  • Suitable teaching accommodation which is light comfortable and airy
  • A buffet lunch and refreshments
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Photocopying facilties during the event (if required)
  • A member of staff to register delegates, act as the key contact with the trainer and ensure the smooth running of the day

If you wish to register an interest in a bespoke package please telephone 020 3701 2611 or email  Emma George

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