Buprenorphine depot injection: a step by step guide

Dr Emily Finch, Dr David Bremner, Professor Jan Melichar, Dr Catherine Muyeba, Rob van der Waal, Dr Mel Bagshaw, Dr Craig Sayers

3 hours 5 minutes


December 2023



This webinar has been designed to improve clinicians’ confidence in prescribing long-acting buprenorphine. Experienced prescribers will outline the background and pharmacology of these formulations of buprenorphine as well as the practicalities of prescribing. It will explore issues in prescribing in prisons and primary care and provide some insight into service users' experience and outcomes. Initiation talks will incorporate starting from scratch and from methadone, trouble-shooting and how to incorporate psychosocial interventions with buprenorphine LAI treatment. Participants will also learn about the staff mix need to provide a service and where Home Office licences are needed.

The webinar is being funded by the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities.

We are pleased to offer this webinar free for those without a paid subscription. If you are a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, you can log in straight away using the same username and password with which you access the members' area of the College website. Otherwise, all you need to do is register with the College.


Log in to see options tailored to you