PCCs lead the call for change

It used to be that senior police, like politicians, would only speak out on drug policy from the safety of retire­ment. These days, however,...

DDN March 2018

'Where there's a will, things can happen' How do we get connected? With healthcare, with peers, colleagues, commissioners, policymakers, politicians? It’s a question that goes...

Commissioning for change

An independent expert faculty has been set up to consider a vital new approach to commissioning. Mark Gilman, Paul Musgrave, Niamh Cullen, Terry Pearson...

Alcohol strategy is ripe for refreshment

Time is of the essence in overhauling the alcohol strategy, says the Drugs, Alcohol and Justice APPG. DDN reports. ‘We were asked by government, “what...

A different pain

James Elander shares his new research on painkiller addiction and how to spot the warning signs. Addiction to prescribed pain relief is a serious and...

The Heart of the Matter

Can we meet six basic challenges to repair a fragmented treatment system, asks Paul Hayes. Brexit continues to dominate mainstream debate. But far more important...

DDN June 2018

‘There was no suggestion of being silenced’ We could be about to see a big upsurge in crack use – but are we ready for...

Risks of pregabalin and gabapentin

Death rates have risen dramatically for prescription drugs pregabalin and gabapentin. Let’s be aware of the risks, says Clare Kingsbury-Bell. Drug-related deaths linked to pregabalin...

DDN February 2018

  'Service users must stay at the heart of commissioning' Disinvestment and the fragmentation of services continue to dominate dialogue and debate. Yet according to Collective...

Help at hand

The new UKAN website at www.ukan.network lets you tap into expertise when you need it. Pardeep Grewal explains. Sometimes we want to ask a question,...