Covid-19 and drug and alcohol services: we are through the rescue phase, what's next?

Drug and alcohol services and their clients have experienced massive change in the delivery of treatment over the past few weeks in response to the pandemic. This webinar looks at the next steps, as services navigate the relaxation of some of the lockdown measures.

Setting up services for people with dependency on prescription and over-the counter medications

This webinar will look at issues of dependency on prescription and over-the counter medications, and how services can be designed to meet their needs

Buvidal: an introduction to first available prolonged-release buprenorphine in the UK

This webinar provides information regarding treatment selection of prolonged-release formulations including basic pharmacology and issues regarding introducing Buvidal into service provision

Presenters:
Dr Bernadette Hard, GP Specialist in Addictions, Kaleidoscope
Dr Jan Melichar, Visiting Senior Lecturer in Psychopharmacology of Addiction, University of Bath, Consultant Psychiatrist in Substance Misuse, Cardiff and Vale UHB, NHS Wales

This webinar has been sponsored by Camurus Ltd. The funding enabled SMMGP to provide clinical and digital designer time, hosting and advertising.

Buvidal in a range of challenging community scenarios - including a pandemic

This webinar considers clinical issues regarding prolonged-release buprenorphine, including it's use during the COVID-19 pandemic

Presenters:
Dr Bernadette Hard, GP Specialist in Addictions, Kaleidoscope
Dr Jan Melichar, Visiting Senior Lecturer in Psychopharmacology of Addiction, University of Bath, Consultant Psychiatrist in Substance Misuse, Cardiff and Vale UHB, NHS Wales

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Depot buprenorphine in criminal justice settings

This webinar considers challenges and the opportunities related to prescribing depot buprenorphine in criminal justice settings.

Presenters: Dr Nat Wright, Clinical Research Director Transform Research Alliance, Visiting Associate Professor Leeds University, Spectrum Community Health CIC Dr Jake Hard Chair, RCGP Secure Environments Group, Clinical Lead for HJIS Medical Director for Prisons for CRG Medical Services Tom Byrne, National Prisons Pharmacy Adviser, Healthcare Improvement Scotland

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Children, families and substance misuse

This webinar explores issues for children and families and substance use, with a focus on challenges and solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic

Presenters:
Vivienne Evans, OBE Chief Executive Adfam
Kersti Dolphin, Services Manager Adfam

How to deliver effective opioid substitute treatment in prisons

This webinar focuses on overcoming organisational and cultural issues stabilisation and assisted withdrawal retox and continuity of care.
 
Presenters:
Dr Joss Bray, Clinical Lead for Drug and Alcohol Treatment in the North East Prisons for Spectrum CIC.
Dr Jake Hard, HMP Eastwood Park and HMP Leyhill, Hanham Health surgery. Chair of the RCGP Secure Environments. Group. Tamara Healey, Non Medical Prescriber, Substance Misuse, Eastwood Park Prison, Bristol Community Health.

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Buprenorphine prescribing in criminal justice settings: the real picture

This webinar discusses buprenorphine prescribing in criminal justice settings in both secure environments and the community.

Topics covered include:

an overview of different formulations of buprenorphine
the impact of diversion on prescribing decisions
evidence regarding the impact of buprenorphine prescribing in criminal justice settings
practical dos and don’ts of buprenorphine provision in prisons.

Presenters:
Dr Jake Hard HMP Eastwood Park and HMP Leyhill, Hanham Health surgery. Chair of the RCGP Secure Environments Group. Dr Bernadette Hard GP Specialist in Addictions, Kaleidoscope Anna Taylor HMP Head of Healthcare HMP Birmingham 

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Drug-related deaths in criminal justice settings

This webinar covers issues in the criminal justice system regarding drug-related deaths, and measures that can be taken to reduce them. It will include provision of naloxone and approaches for both secure environments and the community.

Presenters:
Dr Jake Hard, Chair RCGP Secure Environments Group
Dr Dev Vrat Singh Clinical Lead in Substance Misuse
Person with lived experience

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