Written question – Health [14/01/2019]

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has held discussions with representatives of (a) drug support charities and (b) other organisations on the level of drug-related deaths in relation to the abstinence and recovery agenda set out the Drug Strategy. (204555)

Tabled on: 20 December 2018

Answer:
Steve Brine:

Public Health England regularly holds discussions with representatives of drug charities and other organisations on drug-related deaths. This includes convening a national intelligence network on the health harms associated with drug use. Member organisations include providers of drug treatment services, and national professional and membership bodies. The network exchanges intelligence on drug-related deaths, and explores how to use this intelligence to inform commissioning and practice.

The answer was submitted on 14 Jan 2019 at 16:18.

 

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