Quality assurance in Poland 2017

Poland Country Drug Report 2017

Quality assurance

The National Programme for Counteracting Drug Addiction 2011-16 sets goals and courses of action with the aim of improving the quality of drug demand reduction measures, such as implementing recommendation procedures for drug prevention and mental health promotion programmes and disseminating standards of good practice in inpatient and outpatient health service centres.

In 2006-10, drug prevention quality standards and a framework for the recommendation system for drug prevention and health promotion programmes were developed through a collaboration between the National Bureau for Drug Prevention, the Centre for Education Development, the State Agency for Prevention of Alcoholrelated Problems and the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology. A pilot system was also evaluated.

Collecting and disseminating information on evidencebased drug prevention programmes is one of the priority actions of the current national programme, both for central institutions and for local and regional governments. At present, a database of recommended programmes lists 14 programmes in the fields of health promotion, universal prevention and selective prevention.

In 2013, the Minister of Health approved the accreditation standards for providing health care services and initiated the implementation of the accreditation system for residential drug treatment units. The National Bureau for Drug Prevention, in collaboration with the State Agency for Preventing Alcohol-related Problems and the Centre for Monitoring Quality in Health Care, carried out activities that aimed to develop specific guidelines for accreditation audits.

A certification system for drug treatment instructors and specialists is in place, and other training for specialists from different groups is also available. Every year, the Polish focal point to the EMCDDA and the Masovian Centre for Social Policy organise a drug monitoring conference for local and regional governments. In 2014, the conference focused on European Drug Prevention Quality Standards (EDPQS) and, in 2015, on minimum quality standards in drug demand.

Collecting and disseminating information on evidencebased drug prevention programmes is one of the priority actions of the current national programme


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