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The National Substance Misuse Conference 2017

This one day conference will be a unique opportunity to receive leading expert knowledge in these 4 key areas: Strategy & Treatment, Prisons, Prevention and Trends. The conference will help to advance the knowledge, implementation and scale up of evidence‐informed Substance Misuse strategies &  programmes.

 

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PhD SYMPOSIUM: Weds 8 November

Now in its ninth year, the PhD Symposium brings together students studying addiction-related topics to network, present their work in a supportive environment and share ups and downs.

 

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017: Thurs 9 - Fri 10 November

Featuring: Society Lecture by Louisa Degenhardt, ‘Studying substance use among young people’; The Addiction Debate; Workshop – Demystifying qualitative data analysis; and much more

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Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales: 2016 registrations

Latest update on deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales by cause of death, sex, age and substances involved in the death. A backseries of data from 1993 is also included in this publication | ONS, UK

Alcohol-related Deaths

In 2016, there were 1,265 alcohol-related deaths, on the basis of the current definition (details available via Alcohol Related Deaths - the Coverage of the Statistics section); an increase of 115 (10%) compared with 2015. This is the highest annual total since 2010, and the third largest annual increase in numbers | NRB Scotland, UK

Reported drinking and driving (RAS51)

The Department for Transport has released the final estimates for road casualties in GB for accidents involving illegal alcohol levels for 2015 | Department for Transport, UK

Hepatitis B: vaccine recommendations during supply constraints

Vaccine recommendations for adults and children during periods of vaccine supply constraints | PHE, UK

Smoking and tobacco: applying All Our Health

Evidence and guidance to inform healthcare professionals and maximise their contribution to reducing harm from smoking and tobacco | PHE, UK

Preventing drug related deaths

Drug-related deaths are rising and are a major concern to councils and our health partners. Deaths have increased sharply over the past five years and are now at their highest levels since records began | LGA, UK

Hepatitis C screening. National clinical guideline no. 15. Summary

This Summary National Clinical Guideline is relevant to all healthcare professionals, healthcare managers and policy makers working with those at increased risk of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The guideline will also be of value to both statutory and voluntary bodies providing services to those groups at increased risk of HCV infection. It may also be used by those with HCV or in a risk group for HCV and by members of the public | DoH, Ireland

Drug-related Deaths in Scotland in 2016

Statistics of drug-related deaths in 2016 and earlier years, broken down by age, sex, selected drugs reported, underlying cause of death and NHS Board and Council areas | HRB, UK