Drugs and alcohol inquiry day 1 - VIDEO

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Director of public health for Nottingham City and County Dr Chris Kenny and Dr Lisa Collins, of Larwood Surgery, give evidence at MP John Mann’s Drug and Alcohol Inquiry.

The two-day hearing took a look 10 years back when Bassetlaw was known as the heroin hot-spot of the East Midlands and at the issues surrounding drug and alcohol use today.

MP John Mann held a two-day inquiry into drugs and alcohol use in Bassetlaw, 10 years after he launched a major inquiry into the heroin epidemic across the district. Pictured are panel members including Bassetlaw Council Leader Simon Greaves, John Mann MP, Mansfield Chad Editor Tracey Powell and Coun Josie Potts (w130131-1b)

MP John Mann held a two-day inquiry into drugs and alcohol use in Bassetlaw, 10 years after he launched a major inquiry into the heroin epidemic across the district. Pictured are panel members including Bassetlaw Council Leader Simon Greaves, John Mann MP, Mansfield Chad Editor Tracey Powell and Coun Josie Potts (w130131-1b)

Dr Kenny confirmed that Bassetlaw and Mansfield continue to have the worst drugs misuse problems in the county.

He told the inquiry that drug deaths had fallen in the past 10 years but that deaths from alcohol misuse had risen.

Click on the play button to see a short VIDEO of Dr Chris Kenny giving evidence at the inquiry.

 

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