Reports January 2018

 

Estimating the Prevalence of Problematic Opiate Use in Ireland Using Indirect Statistical Methods (PDF)

This report presents the results of a study that used the four-sample capture-recapture method, along with the multiple indicator method, to estimate the number of opiate users in Ireland in 2014, along with trend information for 2011 to 2014 | NACDA, Ireland

The World Drug Perception Problem: Countering Prejudices About People Who Use Drugs

Drug policy reforms have been difficult to design, legislate or implement because current policies and responses are often based on perceptions and passionate beliefs, and what should be factual discussions leading to effective policies are frequently treated as moral debates | Global Commission on Drug Policy, Switzerland

The Hepatitis C Trust launches 'Eliminating Hepatitis C in Scotland' report

The Hepatitis C Trust has today launched a new report, ‘Eliminating Hepatitis C in Scotland: A Call to Action’. The report follows an inquiry conducted by The Hepatitis C Trust and the cross-party Scottish Hepatitis C Parliamentary Champions group over the course of 2017, which involved oral evidence sessions and the submission of written evidence by individuals and organisations working across the hepatitis C patient pathway | Heaptitis C Trust, UK

Feeling the heat: The decline of stop smoking services in England (PDF)

Budgets for stop smoking services were cut in half (50%) of local authorities in 2017. They increased in 4% of local authorities | Cancer Research UK, UK

Substance misuse treatment in secure settings: statistics 2016 to 2017

Alcohol and drug misuse treatment in prisons and other secure settings from PHE’s national drug treatment monitoring system (NDTMS) | PHE, UK

The wellbeing of 15 year-olds: further analysis of the 2014 What About YOUth? survey

The 2014 What About YOUth? (WAY) survey included measures of wellbeing which can be analysed to examine the relationships between health behaviours and attitudes on the wellbeing of 15 year-olds [Includes data on smoking and drug use] | PHE, UK

People powered recovery: Social action and complex needs. Findings from a call for evidence (PDF)

Social action is about people coming together to tackle an issue, support others or improve their local area, by sharing their time and expertise through volunteering, peer-led groups and community projects. This report sets out the findings from a call for evidence on how social action can improve outcomes, prevent crisis, support recovery and develop more responsive services for people with complex needs | Turning Point and APPG on Complex Needs and Dual Diagnosis, UK

Tackling NCDs (PDF)

This document provides policymakers with a list of ‘best buys’ and other recommended interventions to address noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) based on an update of Appendix 3 of the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013–2020. A list of options is presented for each of the four key risk factors for NCDs (tobacco, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity) and for four disease areas (cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory disease) | WHO, Switzerland

NHS Health Check: stocktake and action plan

This report provides a stocktake of the NHS Health Check programme as PHE approaches the end of the first 5-year cycle of the programme. [Includes a small number of references on alcohol] | PHE, UK

Eliminating Hepatitis C in Scotland: A Call to Action (PDF)

This report brings together the views of leading clinicians, services, charities and patients who participated in our inquiry. Their contributions have told us how we can begin to realise this extraordinary opportunity. We are united in our belief that a hepatitis C-free Scotland is achievable, and in our commitment to working together to make it a reality | Hepatitis C Trust, UK

Eliminating Hepatitis C in Scotland: A Call to Action (PDF)

This report brings together the views of leading clinicians, services, charities and patients who participated in our inquiry. Their contributions have told us how we can begin to realise this extraordinary opportunity. We are united in our belief that a hepatitis C-free Scotland is achievable, and in our commitment to working together to make it a reality | Hepatitis C Trust, UK

Anna Liffey Project report (PDF)

The Ana Liffey Drug Project is a national provider of psychosocial and health services to people who actively use drugs and to their families. We also have a role to play in broader society, through advocacy. Our strategic plan for 2018-2020 sets out ambitious, but attainable goals across a range of areas | Anna Liffey Project, Ireland

Number of alcohol-specific deaths by sex and country of place of birth, deaths registered in England and Wales, 2007 to 2016

Number of deaths where the underlying cause was alcohol-specific; broken down by sex, year of registration and country of place of birth. For deaths registered in England and Wales between 2007 and 2016 | ONS, UK

Prescribed medicines that may cause dependence or withdrawal

A review of the evidence on the scale and nature of problems with some prescription medicines and how they can be prevented and treated | PHE, UK

 

 

 

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