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Big strides made in elimination of hepatitis C, but still a long way to...

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On World Hepatitis Day, We Are With You in Lanarkshire says more needs to be done to meet the UK’s target of eliminating the virus by 2025.

Humankind Charity supports World Hepatitis Day with new national Action Plan

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The Humankind charity has launched a new national Hepatitis C Action Plan to mark World Hepatitis Day.

Richmond Integrated Recovery Service is leading the way in the diagnosis and treatment of...

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CGL Richmond Integrated Recovery Service is leading the way for drug services across the country in the diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C.

World Hepatitis Day 2019 DDN Round Up

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World Hepatitis Day (WHD) is held each year on 28 July to raise awareness of viral hepatitis read our round up of what is happening and how you can get involved.

Hepatitis C Peer Education

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As we approach Hepatitis Awareness Day, Ignatious Harling shares his progress as a hep C peer educator.

Hepatitis C Data Analyst (South)

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for individuals looking to develop their professional careers whilst having a real impact on the health and wellbeing of...

Hepatitis C Data Analyst

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for individuals looking to develop their professional careers whilst having a real impact on the health and wellbeing of...

Hepatitis C and Health Guide

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Hepatitis C represents a major public health challenge but patients now have the opportunity to be completely free of the virus through a short...

Coordinated effort needed to eliminate hepatitis C

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An ‘urgent, coordinated’ effort is needed to increase testing and treatment for hepatitis C in order to ensure the elimination of the disease in...

PHE updates on hepatitis B vaccine shortage

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Since mid-2017 the UK has experienced a shortage of hepatitis B vaccine due to global manufacturing issues. In response to the shortage, Public Health...

Survey demonstrates need for improvement of hepatitis C services

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An estimated 160,000 people are living with hepatitis C in England. Yet, in 2015, fewer than 12,000 people were diagnosed and fewer than 10,000...

Leeds peer support launched for people with hepatitis C

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A new peer-led group has been launched in Leeds to support people with hepatitis C. Staff from Forward Leeds are aiming to help clients gain support...

Advice on the hepatitis B vaccine shortage

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Some of you will be aware that there is currently a shortage of hepatitis B vaccine, likely to continue until early next year. In...

Becoming free of hepatitis C

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To mark World Hepatitis Day, the I’m Worth… campaign is launching a survey – and needs your views. In England, around 160,000 people are infected...

Recovering from hepatitis C: Steps to empowerment through peer support

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There are more than 200,000 people in the UK living with hepatitis C, but only half of these are diagnosed and as few as...

Promotional Feature: Hepatitis C and Me

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Kevin Stow, an ex-drug user and previous hepatitis C sufferer shares his experiences and talks about how being cleared of hepatitis C helped give...

Promotional feature: Stigma: Hepatitis C and drug misuse

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Supporting people infected with hepatitis C presents distinct challenges. An understanding of existing barriers to hepatitis C care is important to help empower people with the...

Hepatitis C : new hope, old problems

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PROMOTIONAL FEATURE  People with hepatitis C in the UK have a greater chance of being cured now than at any other point in the history...

Hepatitis C ‘grossly under-prioritised’, warns charity

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Just 3 per cent of people infected with hepatitis C are treated each year, despite it being curable, says a new report from the...

Hepatitis C ‘grossly under-prioritised’, warns charity

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Just 3 per cent of people infected with hepatitis C are treated each year, despite it being curable, says a new report from the...

The Hepatitis C Trust

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The Hepatitis C Trust are the national UK charity for hepatitis C and has been operating since 2001.  They are a patient-led and patient-run organisation and...

Women’s Prison Peer Educator

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Do you have experience of working within Criminal Justice or Drug Services with volunteers? Have you been affected by hepatitis C or have you...

Office administrator

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We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced office administrator to take on a varied, demanding role in our national charity. Responsible for the...

The Mother of Invention

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It’s now almost six months since lockdown revolutionised the way services operate. But could this have actually led to an increase in service user...

Peer Support Lead – South West

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The Hepatitis C Trust has developed projects nationally whereby peers use their lived experience of injecting drug use and hepatitis C, to provide education...

Peer Support Lead – Birmingham

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The Hepatitis C Trust has developed projects nationally whereby peers use their lived experience of injecting drug use and hepatitis C, to provide education...

Tayside achieves world first in effectively eliminating hep C

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NHS Tayside in Scotland has become the first region in the world to effectively eliminate hepatitis C, with 90 per cent of patients diagnosed...

DDN July/August 2020

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‘Service users are central to everything’ Conversations at the moment often come back to feelings of anxiety and isolation, so we’re pleased to be able...

The Right Questions

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Now in its 30th year, the Unlinked Anonymous Monitoring Survey is a vital tool for harm reduction, says Emily Phipps. This year the Unlinked Anonymous...

Doubling Down

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With World Hepatitis Day on 28 July, now is the time to redouble our efforts towards hepatitis C elimination, says Rachel Halford. World Hepatitis Day...

Staying on track

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What does COVID-19 mean for hepatitis C elimination plans in London? Dee Cunniffe gives an update. Two months ago, on 2 March, senior leaders from...

DDN 2020 Programme

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DDN Conference 2020 – 'It’s Not a Rehearsal!' Registration: 9.00am – 10am 10-10.15am Welcome to the conference and a commitment to tackle stigma with the help of...

National forum for action

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Delegates at the National Needle Exchange Forum’s annual conference heard inspiring examples of taking harm reduction to the next level. James Pierce reports.  More than...

DDN Magazine September 2019

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Harm reduction is not the preserve of one community September is a glorious opportunity to celebrate recovery month and we’re delighted to hear about the...

Addiction Treatment Directory

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DDN Rehab Guide Read the guide Spotlights Editorials Rehab News Directory Addiction Treatment Directory Routes to Recovery - The DDN addiction treatment guide, contains...

Agents of change

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We urgently need to become activists once more, argues Nick Wilson in his contribution to The Vision Project. Read the full article in DDN Magazine The...

Nearly 100,000 could be unaware they have hep C

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Up to two thirds of the estimated 143,000 people in the UK living with a chronic hepatitis C infection may be unaware they have...

Case dismissed

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Why are recommendations to improve custody-community transitions being routinely ignored when so many lives are at stake? DDN reports. As drug-related death rates continue to...

Thanks for Sharing

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Testing and treatment for hep C may have improved, but data sharing is lagging dangerously behind, warns a new LJWG report. Read the full article...

NHS Substance Misuse Providers Association talk about their plan to eliminate Hep C across...

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NHS Substance Misuse Providers Association talk about eliminating Hepatitis C

Turning Point unveils wide-ranging hep C strategy

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Turning Point has launched its own hepatitis C strategy setting out how it intends to support the World Health Organization’s aim of eliminating the virus as a major public health threat by 2030.

Emotional intelligence – Inner strength

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Emotional intelligence can be a potent tool for recovery, says Derek Fredericks. One hot summer’s day 13 years ago, I remember sitting alone on the...

Rising tide

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The ‘tough on drugs’ approach is impractical, outdated and costly in every sense, according to a meeting of the APPG for Drug Policy Reform. Considering...

CZAR GAZING – How do we harness political support?

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How do we harness political support when priorities lie elsewhere? In the sixth of his series of articles, former deputy drug czar Mike Trace...
cyclists on the front cover of the DDN addiction Treatment Guide

Addiction Treatment Directory

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The Addiction Treatment Directory providing a comprehensive listing of residential addiction treatment services.

Hep C deaths down 16 per cent

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Deaths from hepatitis C related liver disease fell by 16 per cent between 2015 and 2017, from 380 to 319, according to the latest...

Lack of harm reduction services impeding HIV progress, warns UNAIDS

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Around 99 per cent of people who inject drugs live in countries that are failing to provide adequate harm reduction services, says a new...

Countdown to hep C eradication

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NHS England’s target date to eliminate hepatitis C is now just six years away. DDN hears what progress has been made, and what’s left...

DDN Conference 2019 Programme

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Keep on Moving, the DDN service user involvement conference - Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham, Thursday 21 February 2019 9-10am, Registration 10-11.15, Food for thought 10-10.10 - Welcome from the...

December 2018

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‘How difficult, when stigma adds to the pain’ It’s harder than usual at this time of year for any of us who have lost loved...

Harm reduction worldwide has ‘stalled’, warns HRI

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The number of countries providing harm reduction initiatives has stalled in the last two years, according to Harm Reduction International’s (HRI) Global state of...

At the cutting edge

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DDN looks back at a year that saw cuts continue to bite, deaths continue to rise, ‘county lines’ become headline news – and a...

It’s time to get tested, urges PHE

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Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England have launched a nationwide exercise to identify and treat people who have previously been diagnosed with hepatitis...

DDN Wider Health

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DDN Magazine produces guides focusing on wider health and social issues faced by people with a history of problematic drug and alcohol use. These guides...

Fighting for a C change

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A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to finally eliminate hepatitis C is within our grasp, says Professor Ashley Brown. Read the full article in October DDN Magazine When I...

‘We’re in danger of undervaluing vital healthcare’

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Personal stories are the essence of DDN. They speak volumes about good (and bad) practice and they also serve to inspire; and that’s vitally...

Hep C deaths down 11 per cent in a year

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Deaths from hepatitis C-related end-stage liver disease fell by 11 per cent last year compared to 2016, according to new figures from Public Health...

A foot in the door

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Seeking healthcare can be daunting for homeless people. DDN visits a practice in north London that takes every opportunity to engage. Read this article in...

Opiates and cocaine ‘bigger global health threat than ever’

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Record-high production levels for opiates and cocaine, coupled with expanding drug markets, mean the drugs are now a ‘bigger global threat to public health...

An ever-decreasing share?

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Allowing shared care to dwindle is putting patients’ all-round physical and mental health at risk, says Dr Steve Brinksman. One of the things I am...

More than half test positive in community hep C pilot

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A pilot project offering hepatitis C testing in pharmacies with needle exchange facilities has been hailed a success, with more than 50 per cent...

Straight to the point – NNEF conference

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The National Needle Exchange Forum focused on some vital harm reduction issues, as DDN reports. Photography by Nigel Brunsdon. Read the full article in May...

The news, and the skews, in the national media

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Media Savvy The news, and the skews, in the national media   President Trump has declared that his administration is getting serious about the opioid epidemic several times...

Step up testing to meet hep C target, say MPs

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‘Significantly greater’ numbers of people need to be tested, diagnosed and treated in order to eliminate hepatitis C, according to a report from the...

DDN March 2018

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'Where there's a will, things can happen' How do we get connected? With healthcare, with peers, colleagues, commissioners, policymakers, politicians? It’s a question that goes...

Get Connected: DDN Conference issue, films and photos here!

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Supported by:       Watch conference highlights:               ************************  ************************    View speaker presentations:             ************************ A huge THANK YOU to all of you who came to the DDN conference...

One size fits nobody

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With much anecdotal evidence that people are losing their OST of choice, a meeting was held at the DDN conference to ask, ‘are you...

Vital Links

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The group of NHS providers, NHSSMPA, is looking at new ways to make sure service users stay connected with essential skilled healthcare. ‘Nostalgia isn’t what...

Commissioning for change

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An independent expert faculty has been set up to consider a vital new approach to commissioning. Mark Gilman, Paul Musgrave, Niamh Cullen, Terry Pearson...

The right focus

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An effective review of commissioning will need input and inspir­a­tion from everyone involved – practitioners, commissioners, and especially those using services. DDN reports. There have...

‘Get Connected’ – The DDN conference programme

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Thank you to everyone who made the conference a success. Watch this space for photos, video and our special conference issue of DDN!   Here's what...

NHS England sets out ambitious plans to eradicate hep C

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England could be the first country to eliminate hepatitis C, according to plans announced by the NHS. The health service has called on the...

Hep C: An end in sight?

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Despite its prevalence, hepatitis C has long been under-prioritised by health services. But could new drugs and a new commitment from the NHS mean...

Sowing recovery at ESH Works

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ESH Works was built from a dream of peer-based recovery. Paul Urmston shares their story. I used drink to cope. I didn’t really fit in...

At breaking point

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Chronic lack of investment is gambling with lives, agreed members of the Drugs, Alcohol and Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group. Read their Charter for Change. ‘The current...

Liver disease stats map out stark inequalities

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People in Blackpool are almost eight times more likely to die prematurely from liver disease than those in South Norfolk, according to new figures...

Nine out of ten councils now provide take-home naloxone

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Take-home naloxone has been made available by 90 per cent of English local authorities, according to a report from the Local Government Association (LGA)....

Heavy drinking set to cost NHS £17bn over next five years

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Alcohol harm will cost the NHS £17bn over the next five years unless current trends are reversed, according to a report from the Foundation...

Recovery focus for updated ‘Orange Book’

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The government has published the updated version of its Drug misuse and dependence: UK guidelines on clinical management, usually referred to as the Orange...

I’m worth… survey

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  Thank you for taking the time to answer questions about your work in relation to hepatitis C. Your answers will be anonymised and will...

Knowledge exchange

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Drug-related deaths: NHS Trusts from across England came together to mark a vital new initiative in tackling drug-related deaths, as Danny Hames reports. For a number...

Who cares?

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Drug-related deaths: Like so many others, Darren’s death was preventable, says Dr Chris Ford. I still cry when I think of Darren months after his death. He...

On a mission to cure hep C

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Curing hepatitis C has become a reality and makes sense for the public purse as well as public health. So let’s get on with...

On borrowed time

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The delayed drug strategy – and lack of plan for an alcohol strategy – is pulling the lifeline from a sector in crisis, hears...

Stuck in the system

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New treatment for hepatitis C has opened up massive opportunity for all-round health gains that we are just not taking, hears DDN. We need to...

DDN April 2017

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‘We need to understand the risks of Xanax and the culture behind it’ It’s never easy to weigh up the level of drug risk based...

Counter culture

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As the friendly and regular face at the heart of community-based medicine, the pharmacist has an opportunity to profoundly influence welfare, as DDN reports. ‘If...

PHE launches online NPS monitoring tool

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A new national system to monitor the effects of NPS has been launched by Public Health England (PHE) and the Medicines and Healthcare products...

Advocating for change

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An inspiring session at DDN Conference heard representatives from user involvement and engagement programmes describe the power of effective partnerships. ‘We all need to make efforts...

Across the great divide

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Contemplating a landscape of change and fear, HIT Hot Topics speakers called for solidarity. DDN reports. ‘When we meet someone, we ask what music they...

One Life Programme

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Supported by: Conference programme Thursday 23 February, Birmingham, The New Bingley Hall 9.00am - 10.00am - Registration Come early and join us for tea, coffee and refreshments before...

A round-up of national news: December 2016

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WORRYING PREDICTIONS Alcohol is expected to cause around 135,000 cancer deaths over the next 20 years, costing the NHS an estimated £2bn, according to a...

A participant’s view: Highlights from the GPs’ conference

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Lee Collingham shares his highlights from the GPs’ conference on managing drug and alcohol problems Dr Stephen Willott, clinical lead for alcohol and drug misuse...

Round-up of National News, October

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QUITTING TIME The smoking rate in England has fallen to its lowest ever level, at below 17 per cent, according to figures from PHE. Last...

National News, September 2016

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END THE KILLINGS UNODC executive director Yury Fedotov has condemned the ‘apparent endorsement of extrajudicial killing’ of suspected drug offenders in the Philippines by president...

Safe Space

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Wales is gearing up to offer medically supervised injecting centres – an initiative that can’t happen soon enough, says Ifor Glyn  There is a growing...

The end, my friend

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Dr Steve Brinksman calls for kindness and compassion in palliative care. Most of us don’t like to think about dying and we are probably even...

Boots Needle Exchange Scheme

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Sharing and reusing needles for injecting drugs puts you at significant risk of contracting blood borne diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C.   To help...

News in brief

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A QUIET DRINK Much of the UK’s alcohol consumption is ‘moderate and social’, according to the latest study by the University of Sheffield’s alcohol research...

False economies

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Is the focus on recovery undermining a highly skilled workforce? As Neil McKeganey said in 2010 (in Controversies in Drugs Policy and Practice), if you...

Prison staff overwhelmed by NPS crisis

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Health staff at a large Nottinghamshire prison risk being ‘overwhelmed’ by the demands of treating people seriously affected by use of new psychoactive substances...

Get the Picture

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State of the Nation: One of the day’s lunchtime sessions heard delegates debate the current state of English drug policy ‘The subtitle of this session...

Picture This

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The day’s opening session heard a range of passionate presentations on the theme of getting your message across ‘I didn’t know how long I’d had hep...

Zero tolerance, zero cure

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Russian drug policies are fuelling the escalating HIV epidemic, says Chris Ford with input from Mikhail Golichenko Last week I asked Viktor how he was,...

First impressions

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The pressure to collect data from new clients should not replace essential rapport, says Shahroo Izadi Emerging Horizons’ facilitators often begin training by asking delegates...

National news from the substance misuse field

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A round-up of national news – September 2015 Black books The government has reignited the debate over whether benefit entitlement should be linked to accepting treatment, with...

European Network of People who Use Drugs

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Hands across Europe It’s an exciting time for activism and advocacy among people who use drugs, says Mags Maher For the first time in years, Europe...

National news from the substance misuse field

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News in brief A round-up of national news – July 2015 Report it A new campaign to raise awareness of LGBT hate crime, and urge people to...

Health risks of sugar

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Hidden menace For those with a history of addiction the well-publicised health risks of sugar could pose serious dangers. Nutritionist Helen Sandwell looks at the...

Meeting the needs of anabolic steroid users

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A growing problem  Users of anabolic steroids are now the biggest client group in many needle and syringe programmes. David Gilliver talks to Jim McVeigh...

News in brief – May 2015

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Who's responsible? Responsible drinking messages in advertising are being used by the alcohol industry to promote their brands rather than help consumers ‘make sensible choices...

Only 4 per cent of global drug users with HIV receiving anti-retrovirals

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Just 4 per cent of the worldwide total of drug users living with HIV are receiving antiretroviral therapy, according to Harm Reduction International’s (HRI)...

Local news from the substance misuse field

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DDN takes a look at local news from the substance misuse field across the country Notts awards honour spirit of recovery The first Spirit of Recovery...

Treatment complete?

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Why are we failing so many people with hepatitis C, even those already in drug treatment, asks Dr Steve Brinksman There is still a lot...

Never a dull moment

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With a general election that could shape the sector for the next five years and beyond now looming, DDN looks back on another dramatic...

Half of those living with hep C unaware of their condition

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Around half of people living with hepatitis C infections are unaware that they have the virus, according to a new Public Health England (PHE)...

Half of those living with hep C unaware

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Around half of people living with hepatitis C infections are unaware that they have the virus, according to a new Public Health England (PHE)...

Letters

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We welcome your letters... Please email them to the editor, claire@cjwellings.com or post them to 57 High Street, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3NH. Letters may be edited for space...

‘Millions’ of children exposed to World Cup alcohol marketing

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Viewers of the key World Cup broadcasts this summer saw one example of alcohol marketing for every minute of playing time, according to a...

News in brief

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Ageist agenda Better knowledge is needed of what works in the identification, treatment and prevention of drug problems in older people, according to a report...

The golden key

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Working with people who use drugs is a multidisciplinary landscape with key workers at its heart, says Dr Steve Brinksman For the past six months...

News in brief

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South west strategy A pilot programme to help tackle hep C in the South West has been launched by Addaction Cornwall in partnership with the...

News in brief

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Psychoactive survey A consultation on new psychoactive substances has been launched by the National Assembly for Wales’ health and social care committee, looking at issues...

Primary position

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‘I do believe that the best care for people who use drugs and alcohol is in their own GP surgeries where possible,’ says Dr Judith...

PHE: Increase hep C treatment or face liver cancer time bomb

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England will see 1,650 annual cases of hepatitis C-related end-stage liver disease and cancer by 2035 if the current low levels of treatment are maintained, according to Public Health...

Experts by experience

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Participants in the Staying Safe hepatitis C prevention project gave invaluable insight into life-saving protective practices. The findings could be used to make harm...

Experts by experience – full referenced version

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The Staying Safe study is a hepatitis C prevention project with a difference. Instead of focusing on risk practices and transmission events, such as...

MPs demand ‘urgent action’ on liver disease

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The government, NHS and Public Health England (PHE) need to take ‘urgent action’ to address the growing problem of liver disease, according to a...

MPs demand ‘urgent action’ on liver disease

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The government, NHS and Public Health England (PHE) need to take ‘urgent action’ to address the growing problem of liver disease, according to a...

Getting it in perspective

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Delegates at the afternoon’s opening session heard a range of personal viewpoints from six very different speakers ‘My perspective is based on 49 years living...

Flying the flag

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Make It Happen!’s opening session heard from representatives of three service user-driven organisations ‘I’m a recovering addict,’ Sophie Strachan of Positively UK told delegates at...

Olympian struggle

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With the Sochi Winter Olympics now on, the eyes of the world’s media are on Russia. In the run-up to the games, much of...

Make It Happen! programme

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What’s on the programme 9.00am-10.00am: Registration and refreshments 10.00am-11.15am: Opening session. Welcome – Neil Hunt sets the scene with a call for direct action. Members of DISC’s peer-led...

January 2014

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In this month’s issue of DDN…  ‘What we have done is outsourced the responsibility to criminals, dealers, gangsters and drug-obsessed internet psychonauts for our drug policy...’ This...

Hep van man

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With hepatitis C still massively under-prioritised, DDN hears how The Hepatitis C Trust’s testing van is taking services out on the road. ‘It probably adds up...

New injecting patterns fuel HIV risks

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More people are injecting new psychoactive drugs, amphetamine-type substances and anabolic steroids, according to a report from Public Health England (PHE). In England and Wales,...

News in brief

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HIV action A new three-year HIV prevention programme has been backed by the leaders of all 33 London boroughs, with more than £3m allocated to...

Review of the year 2013

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DDN looks back on a year that saw the drug treatment landscape transformed with the end of the NTA and the advent of Public...

New HIV risks as injecting patterns change

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More people are injecting new psychoactive drugs, amphetamine-type substances and anabolic steroids, according to a report from Public Health England (PHE). In England and...

Why isn’t more being done to tackle hep C?

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A new report is calling for hepatitis C to be prioritised as a major health inequalities issue by Public Health England, the NHS and...

Consuming passion

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Philippe Bonnet, founder of the Independent Consortium on Drug Consumption Rooms, says he won’t rest until there’s a room established for Birmingham’s 10,000 problem drug users. He talks to DDN. When the Independent Drugs Commission...

Healthy exchange

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DDN reports from the 2013 NNEF annual meeting in Bournemouth, which has become a keenly anticipated fixture for information and ideas.  Keeping harm reduction at the heart of...

Eastern Europe still bucking HIV trend

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There has been a 33 per cent reduction in HIV infections in adults and children worldwide since 2001 but ‘little change has occurred in...

News in brief

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Not foiled again The government has accepted the ACMD’s advice to allow for the provision of foil by treatment providers ‘subject to the strict condition...

Homepage Features Tab

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Don’t miss any of the latest magazine features Going Public The UK’s public health bodies have added their voices to the call for decriminalisation.     Cry For Help Painkiller...

Harm Reduction International Conference

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This year's Harm Reduction International Conference in Lithuania brought together delegates from across the globe to discuss the need to provide sufficient political and...

Safe from harm

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Last month saw the 23rd International Harm Reduction Conference take place in Lithuania. DDN reports on a gathering of activists, policy makers and service...

News in brief

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Care consultation The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is carrying out a consultation to get feedback on its plans ‘to help ensure that people receive...

26th February issue

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With an estimated 400,000 people with hepatitis C in the UK, it might seem the most logical move to introduce compulsory testing for anyone entering treatment services....

2nd June issue

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Taking a global snapshot Why harm reduction must focus on the public health challenge. BECOMING IMMERSED in an international harm reduction conference is quite an intense...

Dead or alive

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Can reducing the ‘dead space’ in injecting equipment save lives, asks Jamie Bridge. For the more than 100,000 people who inject drugs in the UK,...

Hep C Positive

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Positive Action As NHS reforms put the future of hepatitis C services in the UK in question, Phil Spalding tells Kayleigh Hutchins how the Hep...

Euro drug scene in ‘state of flux’

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New threats are continuing to challenge Europe’s established models of drug policy and practice, according to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug...

News in brief

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Mixed results The overall performance of the drug and alcohol Payment by Results (PbR) pilots has been ‘mixed’ so far, according to a report from...

European drug scene in a ‘state of flux’

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New threats are continuing to challenge Europe’s established models of drug policy and practice, according to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug...

Spread the word

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It’s time for a new approach to drug policy, writes Jamie Bridge This year, a global advocacy campaign is being launched to raise awareness of...

Media savvy

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Who’s been saying what..? Some people will always need ‘welfare’. What is now commonly imagined, though, is that those who most need help should be...

News Focus

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Do emerging drug use trends in parts of London’s gay scene risk creating a new health crisis? - DDN reports on the National Aids Trust’s...

Local authorities unready for hep C responsibility

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Local authorities are ‘not ready to take responsibility’ for hepatitis C, according to an audit of English commission­ers and local councils by the Hepatitis...

Local authorities unprepared for hep C responsibility

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Local authorities are ‘not ready to take responsibility’ for hepatitis C, according to an audit of English commissioners and local councils by The Hepatitis...

My Recovery My Choice

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One year on, Jude Norton reviews the progress of an effective information campaign. In 2012 it was estimated that 95,000 people across England and Wales...

Soapbox

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Road to ruin The puritanical recovery agenda is stigmatising, marginalising and endangering the health of people who use drugs or have a maintenance script, says Dr Eliot...

Legal Line

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Release solicitor Kirstie Douse answers your legal questions Reader’s question: I have just received a letter from the council saying I’m ‘under occupied’ in my two-bed...

HCVAction

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HCVAction are the online home for the hepatitis C professional community. They are committed to ensuring that more infected people are diagnosed and treated,...

News in brief

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Methamphetamine use grips Asia Pacific Amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) – a category that includes amphetamine, methamphetamine, methcathinone and ‘ecstasy group substances’ – were the primary drug...

Soapbox

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Entry point   Harm reduction services are the door to recovery and must be protected, says Michelle Judge A nationwide network of needle exchanges has been a...

Post-its from Practice

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Beyond a script  Actively bringing patients closer to services could mean a paradigm shift for hepatitis C treatment, says Dr Steve Brinksman Good quality shared care...

City Health Challenge

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The first City Health conference, held in London, set the scene for planting drug and alcohol treatment at the heart of the new public...

North West tops alcohol-related liver deaths table

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Rates of premature death from liver disease are higher in the North West than anywhere else in England and are also increasing at a...

Public health focus for drugs and alcohol?

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Will Public Health England and a new ministerial team help to refocus drug and alcohol policy, or are they empty exercises in rebranding? DDN...

News in brief

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A round up of news from the field. Heavy toll Two million patients a year are presenting to hospital emergency departments with alcohol-related illness or injury,...