EMBARGOED UNTIL 00:01 2 MARCH 2023 2 March 2023 The APPG for Prescribed Drug Dependence today welcomes the publication of the NHS England Framework for Action ‘Optimising personalised care for adults prescribed medicines associated with dependence or withdrawal symptoms’ (also attached). This framework is intended to encourage Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) to develop and deliver safe deprescribing […]
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Danny Kruger MP submits response to Council of Europe paper on ‘Addiction to Prescribed Medicines’
In 2013 Jim Dobbin MP, then chair of the forerunner of this group, the APPG for Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction, submitted a motion to the CoE Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development to conduct an investigation, to: “explore the current situation in Europe with respect to involuntary addiction to prescription medicines, examine examples of […]
Minutes available from APPG meeting on 13 June 2019
The minutes from the last meeting are now available and can be found at this link: http://prescribeddrug.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/APPG-Minutes-130619.pdf
Minutes available for EGM 27 March 2019
The minutes for the APPG-PDD EGM held on the 27 March 2019 can now be found here: http://prescribeddrug.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/APPG-PDD-Minutes-EGM-27-03-19.pdf
Minutes and slides available from AGM of APPG-PDD held on 17 Oct 2018
Please follow this link to download minutes and slides from the meeting of the APPG for Prescribed Drug Dependence on 17 Oct 2018.
Minutes of APPG meeting held 12 September 2017
Please use these links to download minutes and presentation from the meeting of the APPG held on the 12 September 2017: http://prescribeddrug.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/APPG-Meeting-Minutes-120917-v1.1.pdf http://prescribeddrug.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Case-for-a-helpline.pdf
APPG for Prescribed Drug Dependence publishes declaration of support for helpline
The APPG for Prescribed Drug Dependence has today published a Declaration of Support for a national 24 hour helpline and accompanying website. The declaration is signed by numerous medical bodies and charities, including: The BMA The Royal College of Psychiatrists The Royal College of GPs The Royal College of Physicians The Royal Society for Public […]
AGM and meeting on opioid painkiller dependence to be held on 19 October 2016
The next meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence will be held at Westminster from 2.30pm – 4.30pm on Wednesday October 19th. The first half hour of the meeting will be the AGM of the APPG for PDD. This will be followed by a 1.5 hour meeting on the theme of opioid […]
Minutes of the APPG for PDD held on 11 May 2016
Minutes from the meeting of the APPG for Prescribed Drug Dependence held in the House of Commons on 11 May 2016 are now available. These can we viewed via the Minutes section of this website.
Minutes of the APPG for PDD held on 24 Nov 2015
Minutes from the meeting of the APPG for Prescribed Drug Dependence held in the House of Commons on 24 Nov 2015 are now available. These can we viewed via the Minutes section of this website.