Free resources General Free resources 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, KaleidoscopeDr Jan Melichar, Visiting Senior Lecturer in Psychopharmacology of Addiction, University of Bath, Consultant Psychiatrist in Substance Misuse, Cardiff and Vale UHB, NHS Wales 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 If you would like access to the Buvidal webinars, please click here 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 AdfamKersti Dolphin, Services Manager Adfam Long-acting Buprenorphine prescribing in criminal justice settings: implications for services Presenters: Dr Jake Hard, GP, Chair, RCGP Secure Environments GroupProfessor Adrian Dunlop, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Australia Director and Addiction Medicine Senior Staff Specialist with Drug & Alcohol Clinical Services in the Hunter New England Local Health DistrictProfessor Oscar D’Agnone, Consultant Psychiatrist, Addiction Specialist Content:This webinar will include: A background to buprenorphine prescribing in criminal justice settings Clinical experience from Australia regarding long-acting buprenorphine including its introduction in a prison setting Clinical experience from the UK including opportunities and challenges for services Click here to watch 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. Click here to watch 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 buprenorphinethe impact of diversion on prescribing decisionsevidence regarding the impact of buprenorphine prescribing in criminal justice settingspractical 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 Click here to watch 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 GroupDr Dev Vrat Singh Clinical Lead in Substance MisusePerson with lived experience Click here to watch Read a Clinical Update. Our Clinical Updates are summaries of research papers, with expert commentary by editor Tom Jones. Articles - we regularly publish new articles from experts in the field. Guidance and resources available here. Shortcuts to important documents. E-learning Visit our e-learning site for our Naloxone Saves Lives course, it's free and certificates are issued. 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