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Drugnet Ireland. (2013) New Minister of State with responsibility for the National Drugs Strategy. Drugnet Ireland, Issue 44, Winter 2012, p. 1.

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Labour TD Mr Alex White succeeded Ms Róisín Shortall TD as Minister of State with responsibility
for the National Drugs Strategy in September 2012.
 
In December Minister White announced the conclusions of a review of drugs task forces by the Department of Health. (See www.drugsandalcohol.ie/19054) The review recommends a series of reforms to better equip the task forces to respond to the current pattern of substance misuse.
 
The key changes include:
• Drugs task forces to be renamed ‘Drug and Alcohol Task Forces’;
• A national co-ordinating committee to be established to guide the work
of the task forces and drive implementation of the National Drugs Strategy;
• Clearer terms of reference and corporate governance guidelines for
the task forces;
• Measures to encourage more public representative involvement in the
work of the task forces; and
• Review of the number and boundaries of drugs task forces, mainly in Dublin.
Item Type
Article
Publication Type
Irish-related, Open Access, Article
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco)
Intervention Type
Policy
Issue Title
Issue 44, Winter 2012
Date
January 2013
Page Range
p. 1
Publisher
Health Research Board
Corporate Creators
Drugnet Ireland
Volume
Issue 44, Winter 2012
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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