Drug Related Deaths and Drug Treatment

Sara McGrail made this Freedom of Information request to Blackpool Borough Council

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Dear Blackpool Borough Council,

We would be pleased if you could regard the following as a request made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We would like to know the following information
1 The Number of drug-related deaths in your area where the substances identified below which are commonly abused were mentioned on the death certificate. This figure should be provided separately for each substance for deaths registered in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and as a total figure for all the named commonly abused substances as identified below for deaths registered in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014*.

Substances:

Any Opiate (excluding opiates contained in a paracetamol compound, ie co-codamol, co-dydramol and co-proxamol.)
Heroin and Morphine
Methadone
Tramadol
Codeine
Dihydrocodeine
Other specified opiate
Unspecified opiate
Cocaine
Any amphetamine
Amphetamine
MDMA/Ecstasy
PMA/PMMA
Cannabis/Cannabinoids
New Psychoactive Substances
Benzodiazepines
Diazepam

2 The providers of your substance use treatment and intervention services for each of the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014*. This should include all organisations funded directly through Drug Intervention Programme monies, the central public health grant, or other monies specifically managed via your Director of Public Health for the purposes of providing treatment and other interventions for substance misuse.

3 The funding provided through Drug Intervention programme monies, the central public health grant or any other monies specifically managed via your Director of Public Health for the purposes of providing treatment and other interventions for substance misuse for each of the above named providers to deliver substance use treatment and intervention services for each of the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014*.

4 Your total spend on substance use treatment and interventions funded directly through Drug Intervention Programme monies, the central public health grant, or other monies specifically managed via your Director of Public Health for the purposes of providing treatment and other interventions for substance misuse for each of the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014*.

5 The dates where the contract for the provision of substance use treatment and interventions funded directly through Drug Intervention Programme monies, the central public health grant, or other monies specifically managed via your Director of Public Health for the purposes of providing treatment and other interventions for substance misuse for each of the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014* have been formally procured.

6 The numbers in treatment for each of the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015*

* Please note we understand that you may collect this data in a different format - ie for the 12 month period between 2 given dates eg April 1st - March 31st of any given year. We would be happy to accept the data for whichever date range is most convenient but would be very grateful if the date range could be clearly identified and if the same date range could be used for the response to all questions.

Yours faithfully,

Sara McGrail

FOI, Blackpool Borough Council

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Blackpool Council

 

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Dear Ms McGrail

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 – INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information that we received on 22/4/2016. 
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Dear Ms McGrail

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 – INFORMATION REQUEST

I am writing to confirm that we have now completed our search for the information you requested on 22.04.2016.

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If you have any queries about this letter you can contact me, or write to: FOI, PO Box 4, Blackpool, FY1 1NA, or email us at [Blackpool Borough Council request email]. Please remember to quote your reference number when you contact us.

Yours sincerely

Customer Relations Team
Deputy Chief Executive’s Department | Blackpool Council | Number One | Bickerstaffe Square | Blackpool | FY1 3AH

Post to: Blackpool Council | PO Box 4 | Blackpool | FY1 1NA
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