This review is a peer-led evaluation, part-funded by Welsh Government, to gain valuable qualitative insights into the Buvidal® treatment journey. The survey process was designed and delivered wholly by peers with lived and living experience.
We asked peers to evaluate service provision to provide us with a rich, authentic and transparent review, encouraging the peers to feel included, valued and trusted throughout the process. Our aim was to conduct an impartial study, interviewing two sets of respondents – those who responded well to Buvidal®, and those who faced challenges that caused them to stop the medication. Whilst the feedback from respondents overall was overwhelmingly positive regarding their experiences on Buvidal® – there were some respondents who struggled on the medication, and their testimony provides insights into how we can improve pathways and mitigate these challenges.
Our survey covered the set themes below, and we hope our research and recommendations will support providers to improve the Buvidal treatment journey.