pdf Alcohol and Substance Misuse Policy (258 KB)

This policy and procedure applies to all employees of Sussex Partnership NHS Trust.  It details the rules and procedures that will be applied in relation to the use and misuse of alcohol and other intoxicating substances.  The Trust recognises that addiction to an intoxicating substance should be dealt with in the same way as other causes of ill-health where employees can demonstrate that they are complying with a programme of treatment.

The aim of the policy is to ensure that the rules on the consumption of intoxicating substances are clear, that procedures for dealing with breaches of the rules are clear, and to encourage those with an addiction to an intoxicating substance to seek help.

If you would like to see the Equality & Human Rights Impact Analysis (EHRIA), please click on the link

pdf EHRIA - Alcohol & Substance Misuse (445 KB)