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Rising to the challenge: DrugScope conference November 2011

London, Wednesday 2nd November 2011

The sheer weight and speed of government activity which will directly or indirectly impact on our sector has left many breathless and not a little bewildered. There is the drug strategy itself, the localism and recovery agendas, welfare and NHS reforms, payment by results, election of police commissioners, the formation of Public Health England, the list goes on.

So here is an opportunity to step back and take stock of all these developments in the company of distinguished speakers, workshop leaders and panelists – your chance to debate the issues and share concerns with colleagues from across the UK.

Confirmed speakers include Baroness Browning, Minister for Crime Prevention and Anti-Social Behaviour who will give a keynote speech, Marcus Roberts (DrugScope), Paul Hayes (NTA), Tim Hollis, CBE QPM (ACPO), Joy Barlow, MBE (STRADA), Dominic Harrison (Blackburn PCT), John Ashton, CBE (Cumbria Public Health) and Jeremy Swain (Thamesreach). There will be workshops on: practical issues around recovery; working with street drinkers; caring for pregnant drug users, and an update on legal highs/new drugs. We will also be running a panel discussion on recovery chaired by Stephen Bamber of the Recovery Academy with Mark Gilman (NTA), Alistair Sinclair and Anne-Marie Ward (UK Recovery Federation) and Richard Phillips (SMART Recovery).

Please download, print and fill out the booking form (PDF) by hand. Please send it by post to Carol Marsh, DrugScope, Suite 204, 2nd floor, Prince Consort House, 109-111, Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3BW or by fax to 0207 520 7555. Alternatively, you can print out and fill in the form by hand before scanning and emailing it to A Word version of the booking form is also available, here

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