Community News

Drug-related deaths in Scotland highest in Europe

Besi Besemar July 16, 2019

New statistics published today by the Scottish Government show a 27% increase in drug related deaths (DRDs) in Scotland. There were 27% more DRDs in 2018 than the year before, with 1,187 drug-related deaths registered in Scotland in 2018.

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New report questions if STPs can deliver integrated care for people with HIV

Besi Besemar October 7, 2018

NAT (National AIDS Trust) publish new report entitled HIV and Integrated Care – Can STPs deliver?. Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) have been tasked by the NHS with improving the integration of services and care around the individual patient and local populations.

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Former police commander talks about his use of PrEP 

Besi Besemar July 3, 2018

Lord Paddick has today spoken of his use of the HIV prevention drug PrEP in a personal story shared on the Prepster website. Paddick was the Liberal Democrat candidate for the London mayoral elections of 2008 and 2012. He was, until his retirement in May 2007, Deputy Assistant Commissioner in London’s Metropolitan Police Service and the United Kingdom’s most senior openly gay police officer.

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New HIV diagnoses stats show an overall decrease – but not for gay men

Besi Besemar October 6, 2014

Public Health England (PHE) have released its 2013 HIV statistics, showing new HIV diagnoses amongst gay men have slightly increased, whilst new diagnoses overall are declining. The latest PHE figures come after a recent campaign by a coalition of LGBT organisations which called on political leaders to improve sex and relationships education in schools. These figures highlight the urgent need to make LGBT-inclusive Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) statutory in all schools.

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