The Greater Glasgow and Clyde Overdose Response Team (GORT) is a rapid response to near-fatal overdose which provides
a short, focused period of support to each person. GORT assertively connects individuals with mainstream alcohol
and other drug services (maximum 3 interventions).
This 12-month test of change is delivered in partnership with Simon Community Scotland on an assertive outreach basis
across Glasgow’s three localities, Accident & Emergency Departments and city centre.
We address other potential barriers including information and data sharing; prescribing arrangements, and rapid
access to mainstream alcohol and other drug services.
We will aim to increase engagement with alcohol and other drug services and provide a template which the Drug Deaths
Taskforce could roll out to other areas.
- Maintain the continuing relevance of services to individuals’ needs and purchaser requirements by ongoing
planning, monitoring and evaluation.
- Where a need or an opportunity is identified, assist in the
development of new services
- Maximise stakeholder involvement in service and business
- Ensure that equality of opportunity is reflected in all aspects of service delivery
- Ensure agreed standards of service delivery in compliance with relevant legislation, National Care Standards and
- Develop, promote and monitor quality assurance systems appropriate to the needs
of the individual/Service and organisational requirements
- Ensure compliance with the Scottish Social
Services Council Code of Practice.
- Ensure that stakeholder processes are managed
- Be responsible for and ensure the appropriate support, supervision and appraisal of staff.
monitor and evaluate staff communication and support systems.
- Develop, monitor and implement supervision
and appraisal systems for staff.
- Ensure that all Turning Point Scotland policies and procedures are
- Recruit, develop and ensure the provision of relevant induction for staff and continuing
- Ensure that records are kept up-to-date and take account of relevant legislation and individuals
- Ensure that service records are audited to ensure compliance with organisational
- Maintain the economic viability of the Service by operating within agreed budgetary
- Record information in line with the organisation’s Confidentiality Policy and the Data
- Monitor, develop and review financial systems that take account of organisational,
individual and legislative requirements
- Assist in the development and negotiation of service
Health & Safety and Property Management
- Ensure a healthy and safe environment by implementing and monitoring systems that take account of relevant
legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
- Develop and monitor all domestic, maintenance,
medication and recording systems in line with organisational policy.
- Monitor, review and ensure
implementation of risk assessment and management strategies within the service.
Learning and Development
- Maintain, promote and ensure within the service an awareness of current developments in practice and
- Participate in relevant internal and external training, identify own, individual and team
training and development needs.
- Ensure that staff receive appropriate training to meet individuals and
- Actively participate in and be committed to the supervision and appraisal processes in
line with organisational policy.
- Maintain own recognised and required qualifications.
- Promote the aims of the Service and Turning Point Scotland.
- Represent Turning Point Scotland at local
level and build positive links with all relevant stakeholders.
- Develop and maintain effective
communication systems between all stakeholders.
- Organise your working time to maximise the efficiency of the Service.
- Undertake on-call, overnight, weekend and rota-working as required.
- Undertake any other tasks as may be reasonably requested.
- Undertake registration with the SSSC within the timescale required, where relevant, and maintain this.