Drug Related Deaths event 2020

Drug Related Deaths event 2020

Drug Related Deaths event 2020

Public Health Institute

The Cheshire & Merseyside Drug Related Deaths area-wide event will place as an online event on Thursday 26th November 2020. This years event will take place virtually using Microsoft Teams.

This event which is hosted by the Public Health Institute will include a look at 2019's DRD figures for reporting areas, and presentations of work around DRD prevention from other parts of the country.

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Agenda, speakers & presentations

The agenda for this year's event will be published here soon. Further speakers will be announced but include:


Neil Woods, Former Undercover Drugs Detective Sergeant, LEAP UK

Neil will be discussing his role when employed by the police in the “war on drugs” and how the current legal situation in the UK is a cause of DRD.


Kirsten Horsburgh, Strategy Coordinator (drug death prevention), Scottish Drugs Forum

Kirsten will be discussing work which has taken place in response to record levels of DRD in Scotland.


Sarah Galvani, Professor of Social Research and Substance Use, Manchester Metropolitan University:

Sarah will be talking about her involvement in developing End of Life standards for people who use drugs.
In August 2020 Sarah was appointed as a new member of the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD)


Featured video

People Before Politics - Summary of the 2019 International Harm Reduction Conference in Porto

Filmed by Drugreporter by the Rights Reporter Foundation in Porto, at the 2019 International Harm Reduction Conference between 28 April - 1 May 2019.

Pictures from last year's event

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