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COVID-19 useful links 18 May 2020

This page contains the latest COVID-19 related links as of 18 May 2020. To access the full catalogue of addiction related COVID-19 resources collected since late March 2020 click here  Compiled by Christine Goodair   Guidance Government COVID-19 guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol. Updated 15 May
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COVID-19 useful links 13 May 2020

This page contains the latest COVID-19 related links as of 13 May 2020. To access the full catalogue of addiction related COVID-19 resources collected since late March 2020 click here  Compiled by Christine Goodair   Guidance COVID-19: advice from Public Health England (PHE) on stopping drinking for people dependent on alcohol during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Fred Yates prize awarded to Dr Gemma Taylor

Dr Gemma Taylor has been awarded the Fred Yates prize. The panel’s decision to select Gemma was based on the unique aspect of her work across mental health and smoking cessation. She has successfully carved out an area of expertise working across disciplines of addiction and mental health. Her work has already had considerable international
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COVID-19 and addiction: webinars, podcasts and online discussions

In these unprecedented times there is a need to learn about the emerging evidence on COVID-19. Listed below are upcoming and recorded webinars, podcasts, and discussions on COVID-19 from organisations working in the addictions sector.   United Kingdom COVID-19: Best practice for managing drug and alcohol problems – a joint RCGP and SMMGP webinar will
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COVID-19 addiction news: global responses to lock-down

In the last month, there has been a huge increase in COVID-19 related addiction news. Although the current situation is unprecedented, many of the policy responses have well-established precedents including forms of prohibition, regulation and outreach treatment. Perhaps the most common policy option has been to ban substances, particularly alcohol.   Alcohol Several countries have
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Useful coronavirus (COVID-19) links

Updated 18 May 2020 Here is a list of links to information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) including national guidance, information for treatment services, harm reduction advice for people who use drugs, online courses and news and opinion. We will update this page as information comes in but if you know of any useful resources that we
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COVID-19 and addiction treatment delivery: Oliver Standing of Collective Voice talks to the SSA

SSA: How has the addiction treatment sector responded to COVID-19? OS: “The response in the field has been absolutely fantastic. We’ve seen a truly unprecedented level of collaboration, with things happening in days that that would normally take months. We’ve seen voluntary sector and NHS providers working together really well but also in close partnership

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