Yesterday’s release of alcohol-specific death statistics for 2019 included provisional data which showed – shockingly – that there were 5,460 deaths from January to September 2020, a 16.4% increase compared
Today’s release of two important Public Health England 2019/20 datasets – substance misuse treatment in secure settings, and young people’s substance misuse treatment – underline the urgent need for political
Following the disappointments of last year’s Spending Review, today’s announcement of £80 million funding for drug treatment is to be welcomed. Year-on-year rises in drug related deaths since 2012 surely
How is the vaccine being rolled out locally? Currently Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) are playing a leadership and coordinating role in many local areas, with most vaccinations delivered through primary
There are an estimated 363,000 people across England experiencing multiple disadvantage across a combination of substance misuse, homelessness, poor mental health, domestic abuse and contact with the criminal justice system.
In October the Office for National Statistics published the latest statistics for drug-related deaths in 2019, showing – yet again – a record year in almost a decade of increasing
The Inequalities in Health Alliance was formed following the publication of the Marmot Review, 10 years on and a joint letter to the Prime Minister by the Royal College of
Populations experiencing inequalities are more likely to experience premature frailty and those with the greatest need often also have the greatest difficulty in accessing and receiving appropriate care and support.
The 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review was planned to set out the government’s financial settlement for departments over the next four years. However, the government has taken the decision to postpone
The first part of Dame Carol Black’s review of drugs, published in February 2020, looked at the challenges posed by drug supply and demand, including the ways in which drugs