Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the NHS Substance Misuse Alliance, are hosting a Preventing Drug-related Deaths, Learning from Best Practice conference on 25 April 2017.
Drug misuse is a major contributor to premature mortality. People who use drugs are up to ten times more likely to die suddenly or as a result of chronic diseases than the general population. This conference will examine the published evidence and statistical analysis from a range of experts as well as providing practical examples of how services have developed responses in the areas of overdose prevention, early identification of health problems, improved liaison with mental health services and the setting up of early warning and alert systems.
A list of expert speakers will share the very latest thinking on this subject enabling delegates to gain a greater understanding of national findings and the evidence base, and, for examples of best practice that can then be applied across all localities. There will be the opportunity to gain insight through the sharing of data from three large-scale audits of deaths in treatment as well as follow on initiatives that are being employed to enable improved health and social outcomes for this vulnerable group.
Click PDRD Agenda(004).pdf [pdf] 39KB to see the agenda.