2021 has the potential to be a hugely significant year for the substance misuse treatment field with the imminent publication of a major independent review of drugs, significant structural reforms
The government has set out its structural reforms to the public health system in England, which will see the health improvement functions – including substance misuse – currently housed in
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.