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Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) guidelines on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
In 2019, Scotland became the first country in the UK to publish guidelines on...
Created On: 17 September 2021   (Last updated: 08 October 2021)
Blog Epidemiology Policy
Blog: The cannabis industry and the term ‘medical cannabis’
Why terminology matters and why the term “medical cannabis” is a misnomer
Created On: 06 September 2021   (Last updated: 06 September 2021)
Blog News Policy
The Pregnancy Edit: Why are we talking about alcohol-related harm in pregnancy this month?
What do we mean when we talk about alcohol-related harm in pregnancy? Is it...
Created On: 03 September 2021   (Last updated: 08 October 2021)
Blog Harm reduction Policy Prevention
Blog: the Dame Carol Black report and workforce development
Dame Carol Black’s report emphasises the importance of workforce development with several recommendations to...
Created On: 24 August 2021   (Last updated: 24 August 2021)
Blog Policy Treatment & therapies
Number of drug-related deaths in Scotland the highest since records began
Statistics published on 30 July 2021 by National Records of Scotland show that the...
Created On: 30 July 2021   (Last updated: 30 July 2021)
News Policy
What is needed to eradicate hepatitis C in Welsh prisons?
As part of the Welsh Parliament’s 2019–2021 inquiry into the provision of health and...
Created On: 29 July 2021   (Last updated: 29 July 2021)
Blog Harm reduction Policy
Evidence spotlight: drug safety testing
Rob Calder and Natalie Davies review the literature to see what can be learned...
Created On: 23 July 2021   (Last updated: 01 December 2021)
Harm reduction Policy Research
Research analysis: Heroin-assisted treatment piloted in North Yorkshire town
Emerging findings from the first area in the UK to obtain a Home Office...
Created On: 21 July 2021   (Last updated: 21 July 2021)
Policy Research Treatment & therapies
Co-production reading list
The SSA’s reading lists provide a starting point for people interested in reading up...
Created On: 12 July 2021   (Last updated: 12 July 2021)
Policy Publications Research
Introduction to the first Home Office-licensed ‘drug checking’ service: the SSA talks to Dr. Amira Guirguis
Natalie Davies and Dr. Amira Guirguis discuss the scope of the first Home Office-licensed...
Created On: 09 July 2021   (Last updated: 09 July 2021)
Harm reduction Interview Policy