Westminster Social Policy Forum

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Tackling drug dependence and improving delivery of services - assessing the independent review of drugs and the UK Government’s Strategy

February 2022


Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


This conference will examine policy priorities for tackling drug dependence.


It will be a timely opportunity to assess the long-term strategy recently announced by the UK Government - following the independent review of drugs led by Professor Dame Carol Black, who is a keynote speaker at this conference.


We are pleased also to be able to include keynote sessions with Rosanna O’Connor, Director, Addictions & Inclusion, Office of Health Improvement & Disparities, Department of Health and Social Care; and Dr Keith Humphreys, Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University; Advisor to the Independent Review of Drugs; and former drug policy advisor to President Barack Obama.


The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from DHSC; the DWP; HMPPS; HMRC; HM Treasury; the Home Office; the MoJ; the NAO; the OLS; The Scottish Government; and the Welsh Government - as well as parliamentary pass-holders from the House of Commons.



This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles