Drink and Drugs News DDN October 2018 - Page 3

Keep in touch with us via Facebook and Twitter! /DDNMagazine @DDNMagazine Contents editor’s letter ON THE COVER ‘We’re in danger of under- valuing vital healthcare’ The opportunity to eliminate hepatitis C is here, p6 4 NEWS English youngsters drinking less; one in 20 global deaths caused by alcohol. 6 FIGHTING FOR A C CHANGE Let’s beat hepatitis C once and for all, says Prof Ashley Brown. 8 POST-ITS FROM PRACTICE Service users need to value themselves, says Dr Steve Brinksman. 9 OPENING NEW DOORS Phoenix Futures’ Scottish service is thriving in new premises. 10 TIME TO TALK? In a world of shrinking resources, it’s time to do things differently. DDN reports. 12 LETTERS AND COMMENT Shared care, problem prescriptions and prison perspectives. 14 CORRECT MOVE Some legal powers can be used to help service users, says Mike Ward. CENTRE PAGES: EIGHT-PAGE HEPATITIS C PULLOUT 15 ADIOS RECOVERY RIVIERA Let’s keep recovery close to home, says Mark Gilman. 16 SPACE TO GROW The idyllic setting of Kenward offers the chance of a fresh start. DDN reports. 18 GIVING THE BEST CHANCE Promoting behaviour change at this year’s NHSSMPA conference. DDN reports. 20 PLAYING THE LONG GAME Footballer Tony Adams shares his recovery journey. 22 LONE JOURNEY Sharon Mann stresses the importance of early intervention. 24 LEGAL LINE Joanna Shah on being properly prepared for a CQC inspection. 25 RECOVERY IN ACTION Lancashire’s recovery movement goes from strength to strength. DDN is published by CJ Wellings Ltd, Romney House, School Road, Ashford, Kent TN27 0LT t: 0845 299 3429 www.drinkanddrugsnews.com Editor: Claire Brown e: [email protected] Subscriptions: e: [email protected] Advertising manager: Ian Ralph e: [email protected] website: www.drinkanddrugsnews.com Reporter: David Gilliver e: [email protected] Designer: Jez Tucker e: [email protected] Website support by wiredupwales.com Printed on environmentally friendly paper by the Manson Group Ltd P ersonal stories are the essence of DDN. They speak volumes about good (and bad) practice and they also serve to inspire; and that’s vitally important in the land of diminishing resources. Many of the people we speak to about their experience of treatment have a debt of gratitude that inspires them to share their story. Wayne (page 16) and Tony Adams the footballer (page 20) both fought a dangerous battle with alcohol. It’s unlikely they would be around to tell the tale if they hadn’t experienced the right intervention at that pivotal moment. Sharon’s story (page 22) demonstrates what can happen when chances are missed – an all-too-likely scenario when services do not stretch around complex needs. If we’re serious about getting the best for our patients and service users, every stakeholder needs to be around the table. We’re turning a blind eye to processes that don’t work (page 10) and are in danger of undervaluing vital healthcare in our haste to run services to one ‘cost-effective’ template (see the letter on shared care, page 12). Any straightforward opportunity to save lives should be an obvious move (page 6), and we hope that our hepatitis C supplement will contribute to this important public health initiative – visit our website to share the pdf and order free printed copies. Let’s all do our bit to make hep C elimination a reality. Claire Brown, editor Keep in touch at www.drinkanddrugsnews.com and @DDNmagazine Cover by Jellypics / a-poselenov DDN is an independent publication, entirely funded by advertising. Proud to work in partnership with: CJ Wellings Ltd does not accept respon si bility for the accuracy of state ments made by contri bu t ors or advertisers. The contents of this magazine are the copyright of CJ Wellings Ltd, but do not necess arily represent its views, or those of its partner organisations. October 2018 | drinkanddrugsnews | 3