Month: September 2016

Hepatitis C in London – PHE 2015 Report

Hepatitis C in London – PHE 2015 Report

This report is very interesting for those with Hepatitis C living in Camden as it has some interesting figures. For example:

Figure 7 on Page 18 shows that Camden has the second highest estimate in  London of the proportion of all people who have been infected with hepatitis C amongst people who currently inject drugs.

Figure 11 on Page 21 shows the Camden had the highest crude hospital admission rate for hepatitis C related end-stage liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma, persons per 100,000 population by London local authority, 2012/3.

Figure 20 on Page 29 shows that in 2013/14 Camden drug treatment services fell below the national average in giving tests to clients who were eligible for them.

View the full report here.

 

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Event 29/06/16: Are The Police Wasted on Drugs?

Event 29/06/16: Are The Police Wasted on Drugs?

Experts on drug control from the worlds of science, media, economics, policy and law enforcement will discuss what goes on behind the scenes of British drug control policy-making, and where the future may take us.

Lecture Theatre 1, New Hunts House, King’s College London.

Book tickets on Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/are-british-police-wasted-on-drugs-tickets-27700995423

Public health leaders urge radical rethink after record number of drug deaths

Public health leaders urge radical rethink after record number of drug deaths

The Faculty of Public Health have criticised the continuation of a punitive “War on Drugs” as a result of the Office for National Statistics report showing a record number of deaths involving drug misuse in England and Wales.

Professor Simon Capewell, FPH Vice President, said: “These statistics are a wake-up call. They are a tragic signal that the punitive ‘war on drugs’ approach has failed – failed our society and failed some of our most vulnerable people.”

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