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Parliamentary Questions on involuntary tranquilliser addiction tabled by Jim Dobbin MP and Eric Ollerenshaw MP from 31 01 2008 to 31 10 2014

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email to Una O’Brien, Permanent Secretary, DH and Jane Ellison, Public Health Minister

Dear Jane Ellison and Una O’Brien, Regarding the reply of 10 September 2014 below from Jane Spencer on your behalf: Doctors have ignored guidelines, including the Chief Medical Officer’s update to which the response refers. Reiterating guidelines has not worked. … Continue reading

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Pulse – CQC to publish GP practices’ benzodiazepine prescribing data

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email to Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector, Care Quality Commission

Dear Professor Field, I am writing to tell you that supporters of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction welcome the news published in Pulse Today that the Care Quality Commission intends to publish individual practices’ data on … Continue reading

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email to Jane Ellison, Public Health Minister

Dear Jane Ellison, I have the following comments to make on the response I received (below) from your official on your behalf. The health and care system introduced by the coalition government responds to demand and not to need. There … Continue reading

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Response from DH on behalf of Jane Ellison, Public Health Minister

Our ref: DE00000888218                                                                     1 October 2014 … Continue reading

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email to Jane Ellison, Public Health Minister, 22 September 2014

Dear Jane Ellison, In your letter (attached) to the late Jim Dobbin MP of 10 July 2014 you said that: “We expect local authorities to commission local services that meet the needs of those people who are addicted to medicines, such … Continue reading

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Survey of 152 Local Authorities in England recording numbers treated since April 2013 for Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction

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Jim Dobbin MP Obituary, The Guardian, 10 September 2014

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The Boston Globe – “When withdrawal is the hardest part” The dangers of long-term benzodiazepine use

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