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Drug Related Deaths Area-wide events 2022

Drug Related Deaths Area events 2022

DRD Area events 2022

After two years of online Drug Related Deaths annual conferences, we decided to bring our partners together again for in-person events in December 2022.

These took the form of two area events, for Cheshire and Merseyside on Friday 9th December, and Greater Manchester on Wednesday 14th December. These in-person events brought together commissioners, treatment providers, and other services from each area, and are accompanied by our online Drug Related Deaths conference in early 2023.

The area events included presentations from invited speakers, as well as a summary of current data for the area, and presentations from all service providers. The presentations from these events are available below.


Howard Reed, and Jane Webster, Public Health Institute

  Data Quality in the IMS drug related deaths review process

Invited speaker presentations

Caroline Copeland, NPSAD, Kings College London

  National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths

Amy Quinn, Forensic Science Northern Ireland (FSNI)

  FSNI Toxicology Presentation

Sam Wright, Manchester Metropolitan University

  End of life care for people using substances

Cheshire and Merseyside service provider presentations

Change Grow Live - Cheshire East, Halton, Knowsley, St. Helens, Sefton, Warrington, Wirral

  CGL Presentation Slides

With You - Liverpool

  With You Presentation Slides

WDP - Cheshire West and Chester

  WDP Presentation Slides

Greater Manchester service provider presentations

Change Grow Live - Manchester, Tameside

  CGL Presentation Slides GM (updated version)

Turning Point - Oldham, Rochdale

  Turning Point Presentation Slides

Pennine Care NHS - Stockport

  Pennine Care Presentation Slides

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS - Bolton, Bury, Salford, Trafford

  GMMH Presentation Slides

Featured Video

PHI Intelligence and Surveillance systems

A demonstration showing two of the monitoring systems developed by the Public Health Intelligence Unit. Trauma and Injury Intelligence Group (TIIG) has been used to create 'Violence Reduction Data Hubs'. The Integrated Monitoring System (IMS) incorporates a Drug Related Deaths review system.

View on YouTube


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