In partnership with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Project NEPTUNE has developed training modules that are accessible and easy to use for busy front-line clinicians and other practitioners. These e-learning modules are developed based on the principles used by the College to develop Continuous Professional Development (CPD). They include multi-media and interactive elements and are open access (free of charge).

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Available modules

An introduction to club drugs and novel psychoactive substancesModule 1: An introduction to club drugs and novel psychoactive substancesModule ID:23690This module provides a general introduction to club drugs and novel psychoactive substances (NPS), which are now established as part of the changing patterns of drug use in the UK.
Authors: Dr Dima Abdulrahim, Dr Owen Bowden Jones and Dr Fredrik Johansson
Acute harms and management of depressantsModule 2: Acute harms and management of depressants (club drugs and novel psychoactive substances)Module ID:24914This module is aimed at clinicians who are likely to come into contact with people presenting to hospital with acute harms resulting from the use of depressant novel psychoactive substances (NPS) and club drugs.
Authors: Dr Dima Abdulrahim, Dr David Wood, Dr Sarah Finlay and Dr Owen Bowden-Jones
Acute harms and management of stimulantsModule 3: Acute harms and management of stimulants (club drugs and novel psychoactive substances)Module ID:25018This module is aimed at clinicians who are likely to come into contact with people presenting to hospital with acute harms resulting from the use of stimulant novel psychoactive substances (NPS) and club drugs.
Authors: Dr Dima Abdulrahim, Dr David Wood, Dr Sarah Finlay and Dr Owen Bowden-Jones
Acute harms and management of Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists and new hallucinogensModule 4: Acute harms and management of Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists and new hallucinogensModule ID:25144This module is aimed at clinicians who are likely to come into contact with people presenting to hospital with acute harms resulting from the use of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) and club drugs.
Authors: Dr Dima Abdulrahim, Dr David Wood, Dr Sarah Finlay and Dr Owen Bowden-Jones
Chronic harms and management of depressantsModule 5: Chronic harms and management of depressants (club drugs and novel psychoactive substances)Module ID:25296This module is aimed at clinicians who are likely to come into contact with people presenting to treatment with chronic harms resulting from the use of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) and club drugs.
Authors: Dr Dima Abdulrahim and Dr Owen Bowden-Jones
Chronic harms and management of stimulantsModule 6: Chronic harms and management of stimulants (club drugs and novel psychoactive substances)Module ID:25481This module is aimed at clinicians who are likely to come into contact with people presenting to treatment with chronic harms resulting from the long-trem and frequent use of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) and club drugs.
Authors: Dr Dima Abdulrahim and Dr Owen Bowden-Jones
Chronic harms and management of Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists and new hallucinogensModule 7: Chronic harms and management of Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists and new hallucinogensModule ID:26197This module is aimed at clinicians who are likely to come into contact with people presenting to hospital with chronic harms resulting from the use of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) and club drugs.
Authors: Dr Dima Abdulrahim and Dr Owen Bowden-Jones

Independent evaluation

To ensure the quality of our outputs and their effective use at local levels, NEPTUNE training and tools will be subject to an independent evaluation by the College Centre for Quality Improvement of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.