Addressing Scotland’s Drug Crisis

With a keynote address from Angela Constance MSP, Minister for Drugs Policy at the Scottish Government

For the 7th year running, Scotland has recorded the highest drug death rate in Europe.     

Within a UK context, Scotland’s drug death rate is more than 3.5 times higher than that of England and Wales.   

Urgent action is needed to tackle this public health emergency.   

So, what steps can be taken immediately using devolved powers to end the crisis? Following the appointment of a dedicated Minister for Drugs Policy in December 2020 and publication of new Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Standards for Scotland in May 2021, this event will provide delegates with a chance to reflect on where we are, and consider what more needs to be done to improve prevention, intervention, and access to treatment and harm reduction services.   

It will bring together stakeholders working in sectors such as health, justice and education who regularly engage with people at risk of, or experiencing, problematic drug use.   

This event is CPD certified in principle

Tracey Clusker Headshot
Tracey Clusker
NHS Lothian
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Dr Duncan McCormick
Scottish Drug Deaths Taskforce | Public Health Scotland
Neil Richardson Headshot
Neil Richardson
Turning Point Scotland | Scottish Drug Deaths Taskforce 
Catriona Matheson Headshot
Prof. Catriona Matheson
Scottish Drug Deaths Taskforce | University of Stirling
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Supt. Nicola Russell
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Norma Howarth
Change Grow Live
Dr Saket Priyadarshi Headshot
Chair: Dr Saket Priyadarshi
Glasgow Alcohol and Drug Recovery Services, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Rhona Innes, SACRO
Rhona Innes
Sacro
Dr Carole Hunter
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Angela Constance Headshot
Angela Constance MSP
The Scottish Government

Format: presentation followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A 

Senior representative, education

Senior representative, police

Senior representative, MCN

Senior representative, lived experience

Format: presentation followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A 

Senior representative, stigma

Senior representative, MAT standards

Senior representative, hub

Format: presentation followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A 

Senior representative, community justice 

Senior representative, prison service

Senior representative, post-release support

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    • Start Date
      9 Dec 2021 10:00 am
    • End Date
      9 Dec 2021 3:00 pm
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