Becoming a Level 2 OST Prescriber


A level 2 GP is trained to provide a comprehensive assessment, initiation of treatment where appropriate, stabilisation, maintenance of OST treatment and or detox of an opioid dependent in the primary care setting. Inter-GP referral of opioid dependent persons between Level 1 and Level 2 GPs is encouraged.

What is required to become a Level 2 GP?

To be eligible to become a level 2 OST prescriber, a GP must have full accreditation at level 1.

You must achieve the following:

1: Existing Level 1 GPs who wish to be eligible for a Level 2 contract:

2: GPs working in HSE clinics, the Irish Prison Service or GP Trainees who wish to be eligible for a Level 2 contract:

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