DS Daily - 18th November 2009


Action plan on offender health is launched

Care Services Minister Phil Hope said “By launching this plan in response to Lord Bradley’s report, we are bringing key players together for the first time in a more consistent and connected vision for improving health in the criminal justice system" [DoH, UK]

Improving health, supporting justice

The national delivery plan of the Health and Criminal Justice Programme Board. 68-page PDF [DoH, UK]

Equality Impact Assessment of Improving Health, Supporting Justice

The findings from this EIA have been fed into the policy development stage and should be recognised as key areas for development to ensure equality of access for all. 86-page PDF [DoH, UK]

Charity responds to government on Criminal Justice Review

Tuesday 17th November 2009, the government released its response to the Bradley Review an independent and far reaching review of the Criminal Justice System [Rethink, UK]

Sainsbury Centre welcomes government plan to implement Bradley report

Sainsbury Centre joint chief executive Sean Duggan said " it needs clear lines of accountability to make sure it gets delivered" [Sainsbury Centre, UK]

RCGP: More Conference Presentations Now Online

Fourteen more presentations and posters from the RCGP 14th National Conference, in Liverpool on 7-8th May 2009 [SMMGP]

UKDWF National Conference, York – Paul Hayes speaks

David McCollom in his first report for Inexcess Tv visits the UK Drug Workers Forum, Annual National Conference 2009 in York. He speaks to some of the delegates and also got the opportunity to listen to Paul Hayes the NTA supremo talk about the future for drug workers [Inexcess TV, UK]

Older addicts 'lose will to live'

Research to be published in Glasgow suggests rates of suicide among addicts aged over 35 may be higher than previously thought [BBC, UK]

Council considers heroin project

Councillors are to be asked to consider giving Aberdeen's heroin addicts their fix on prescription [BBC, UK]

Tuesday's Connector of the Day – Steve Rolles

Rolles argues that we have a clear choice: drugs markets can remain in the hands of organised criminals and street dealers, or they can be controlled and regulated by the Government. By legalising drugs, we can minimise the harms associated with drug supply and use. What do you think of this argument? Comments [Connect the World, CNN, USA]

Binge drinking youths 'can't be shamed'

Breaking binge drinking habits will require recognition that not all young Australian drinkers are the same and many can't be shamed out of their habits, researchers have found [The Age, Australia]