Tutorial: Drugs, harm reduction & public health

Category: Tutorial Dates - Other

Date: July 13th 2021 10:00am until 3:30pm

Location: via MS Teams

This tutorial is available to Public Health Speciality Registrars from all regions nationally, as well as Population Health Fellows and Primary Care Fellows in the South West

If you are interested in joining this tutorial but are not a Specialty Registrar, Population Health or Primary Care Fellow – please contact Lucy Brenton as there may be limited spaces available for others to attend.

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Tutorial Introduction

Dr Claire Ferraro, South West Public Health Trainee

Dr Adam Holland, Wessex Public Health Trainee



Evidence for Harm Reduction approaches

Prof Matt Hickman, Professor of Epidemiology, Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol






What Exactly is Harm Reduction? And is it a (Morally) Good Thing?

Dr Lindsey Porter, Centre for Health, Law & Society, University of Bristol (will include opportunity for breakout group discussions)



Lunch break

Optional lunch time viewing: Putting UK Drug Policy into Focus, a 25-minute short film produced by Adam Holland featuring prominent academics, advocates, and police working in the drug policy arena



Panel Discussion: Perspectives on Harm Reduction

Chair: Daniel Stewart, South West Public Health Trainee


  • DCI Jason Kew, Thames Valley Police, There’s nothing soft about preventing death
  • Dr Magdalena Harris, Associate Professor in the Sociology of Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Time to 'crack on' and broaden harm reduction provision: insights from research with people who inject drugs in London
  • Maggie Telfer OBE, CEO of Bristol Drugs Project, Reducing Harm in the ‘eye of the beholder’
  • Councillor Asher Craig, Deputy Mayor, Cabinet Member for Communities, Equalities & Public Health at Bristol City Council, Bristol’s New Drugs & Alcohol Strategy and the challenges the city is facing around substance abuse





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