December 2018

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Alcohol focus for new NHS plan

Alcohol care teams will offer support to alcohol-dependent patients in more hospitals, as part of the new NHS long-term plan. The teams will be...

Harm reduction worldwide has ‘stalled’, warns HRI

The number of countries providing harm reduction initiatives has stalled in the last two years, according to Harm Reduction International’s (HRI) Global state of...

Homeless deaths up by a quarter over five years

There were almost 600 deaths of homeless people in England and Wales in 2017, according to ONS figures, an increase of 24 per cent...

Driving Change

The theme of this year’s Hit Hot Topics conference was ‘The Road Ahead’. As each speaker began to explore the theme, it became obvious...

Final destination?

‘The road to recovery – political destination or patient journey?’ was the theme of this year’s RCGP and SMMGP primary care conference. DDN reports. ‘None...

Beyond the gate

Prisons have a unique opportunity to introduce a life-saving naloxone strategy, so is the message getting through? DDN reports. Naloxone saves lives, and for people...

At the cutting edge

DDN looks back at a year that saw cuts continue to bite, deaths continue to rise, ‘county lines’ become headline news – and a...

An equal partnership

Meaningful service user involvement is about give and take, says Mark Pryke. Read the full article in DDN Magazine My role is to help increase opportunities...

CZAR GAZING

As deputy drug czar for the Blair government, Mike Trace oversaw the expansion of today’s drug and alcohol treatment system. In the first of...

The right to challenge

Know your ground when contesting CQC inspection reports and ratings, says Samantha Cox. Read it in DDN. CQC now has the power to rate independent...

The news, and the skews, in the national media.

Read all about it in DDN Magazine In the UK, alcohol is a national treasure. While advocates against the status quo should continue to unroll...

Drugs, Alcohol and Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group.

Good commissioning goes beyond purchasing, hears DDN. A robust discussion on commissioning was the focus of the year’s final meeting of the Drugs, Alcohol and...