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hi, affected by drug use and need to be better connected? The hi team can save your partnership time and money. Contact us today to find out how membership can help you.

hiwecanhelp is a unique on-line hub providing frontline healthcare professionals with instant access to valuable information and resources supporting the The hiwecanhelp (hi) website was originally commissioned by the North Tyneside (NT) Primary Care Trust but is now delivered by  - Curb Office Limited.  hi was developed by a front line worker and DAT strategy manager with 15 years experience. 

  • Increased value for money compared to current practices and budgetary requirements
  • Frontline staff save time with instant access to valuable, current information and resources
  • Wide range of data and holistic resources enable frontline staff to facilitate drug recovery 
  • Immediate creation of bespoke Intervention Packs for individual drug recovery plans
  • Consistent, continually updated information produced by healthcare professionals in line with current legislation
  • Easy to use navigation and on-line activated sign up provide quick installation and immediate results 

The four main functions of the site are to:

  1. Facilitate commissioning systems and change management for the community safety partnership
  2. Provide tools for front line drug workers to facilitate fast and accurate referrals 
  3. Offer a range of services and supports for drug users and their families and carers 
  4.  Save the treatment system time and money! hi was 2ndplace in the NHS Innovations bright ideas awards for  innovative service delivery in 2009.  This award is for saving time and money in the treatment system! 


“We believe the hiway to be ahead of the curve in providing frontline staff with access to the tools necessary to achieve their objectives and has been specifically created to provide transparent, tailored support for healthcare professionals and those on the path to drug and alcohol recovery.”

Dr Philip Nichols, The Health Innovation Education Cluster for the North East (HIEC)





What our current members say about hiwecanhelp

“...the value for money of the site and the working relationship with the hi team is great.”  

“I would definitely recommend the site to any other commissioners and providers.” 

Gemma Hornby,Safer Leeds 

For information on DAT/Public Health membership of our network contact: 


Roweena Russell, Managing Director, e: mail: mobile07957 57 6305



Paul Marriott
Business Support Manager

RTC North LtdNHS Innovations North

RTC North Ltd, Loftus House, Colima Avenue, Sunderland Enterprise Park, Sunderland, SR5 3XB, UK
+44 (0)191 516 4400 | |

NHS Innovations North, 1 Hylton Park, Wessington Way, Sunderland, SR5 3HD

Tel: 0191 5164400, Fax: 0191 5164401  




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