Posts tagged NHS SMPA
New NHS Alcohol Exposed Pregnancy Programme Launches in Greater Manchester

The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership is investing £1.6 million in a pioneering programme aimed to eliminate new cases of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder within the area and to establish the city-region as a world-leader in tackling the impacts of alcohol in pregnancy.

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Specialist Detox Units are closed and patients end up in A&Es that are already at breaking point. When will it end?

Maybe there is a solution. If the NHS is being forced to subsidise local drug and alcohol treatment systems by delivering detox in acute hospitals, then perhaps they should send a bill to the local commissioners for every patient they see?

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NHS SMPA Conference 2018 Highlights - Dr. Dima Abdulrahim on Classifying Substances

Dr Dima Abdulrahim is the main author of the NEPTUNE clinical guidance for the management of the harms of club drugs and novel psychoactive substances. Listen to what she has to say about how the organisation classifies substances.

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Opioid dependency is on the rise. NHS SMPA’s Vice Chair, Emily Finch, talked to BBC Radio 4 about the prescription of opioid-based medication in the UK

Public Health England has launched a new review on the use of prescription opioid medicines in the UK. NHS SMPA’s Emily Finch was invited onto BBC’s Radio 4’s Today programme yesterday to discuss opioid use in England.

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Understanding, Treating and Eradicating Hepatitis C

NHS England state that hepatitis C currently affects 215,000 people across England and, according to the most recent statistics, an average of 1,974 new cases developed between 2011 and 2015. Despite its prevalence, most people don’t know what hepatitis C is, or why it is important to be tested for it.

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NHS SMPA Conference Highlights 2018 - Dr. Bowden-Jones on Signs of a Problem Gambler

Are you or someone in your life affected by problem gambling? Dr. Henrietta Bowden-Jones shares how to spot the signs of a problem gambler. Check out this clip from the SMPA Conference we held in September 2018.

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Understanding Alcohol Abuse, Addiction and Dependency

Alcohol-related illness creates a huge cost for the NHS and causes considerable harm not only to the those who are drinking, but also to their family and friends. However, among many, perceptions around the ‘normal’ intake of alcohol are far from the recommended maximum units and there is little understanding of the phrases used to explain alcohol-related illnesses.

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NHS SMPA Conference 2018 - Dr. Bowden-Jones on What Drives Problem Gambling

What are some of the causes of problem gambling? Founder and Director of the National Problem Gambling Clinic, Dr. Henrietta Bowden-Jones, shared her knowledge on the subject at the NHS SMPA Conference we held in September 2018.

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NHS SMPA 2018 Conference Highlights - Dr. Henrietta Bowden-Jones on Statistics About Problem Gambling Today

In an address given at our SMPA Conference held in September, Dr. Henrietta Bowden-Jones spoke about the state of problem gambling in the UK today. Hear what she had to say in this short clip from the conference.

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NHS SMPA Conference Highlights 2018 - Tony Adams on Childhood Pressures and Using Sport as An Escape

At the SMPA Conference we held in September 2018, footballer Tony Adams MBE discussed how the pressures he faced in childhood lead to his use of sport as escape. Check out his story in this clip from the conference.

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