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Alcohol Focus Scotland. (2020) Alcohol deaths reviews: practical guidance for Alcohol and Drug Partnerships and public health teams. Glasgow: Alcohol Focus Scotland.

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AFS has produced guidance for Alcohol and Drug Partnerships (ADPs) and Public Health teams on Alcohol Death Reviews. These are reviews of cases where people have died, undertaken collaboratively with statutory, third sector and recovery community input. They examine how systems could adapt to better meet the needs of people who are at risk of dying, now or in the future.

The guidance is a reference manual for teams to undertake reviews in around 12-18 months. It covers every stage of the process, from initial thinking to publication of your review. We encourage people to think early on about how they can involve a range of professional viewpoints and perspectives in their reviews. This lets reviews understand the breadth of supports available in their area to people who are at risk of dying, and how they might better support people.

Reviews are split into two groups – one which carries out the research and generates data, and the other group which reviews this. The data group typically includes experienced researchers, though not necessarily with experience of addictions. Their understanding of addictions problems can be helped by discussion with the review group, whose multidisciplinary experience of work in addictions positions them to make change across systems of care.

Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Manual, Report, Protocol
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
Date
September 2020
Pages
34 p.
Publisher
Alcohol Focus Scotland
Corporate Creators
Alcohol Focus Scotland
Place of Publication
Glasgow
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