Drug Death Review Group

The Drug Death Review Group is committed to partnership working and sharing knowledge, information and understanding in areas of operational attendance and the investigation of sudden deaths and associated factors which have resulted from drug related circumstances.

The Drug Death Review Group is responsible for:-

  • Consideration of the circumstances of each individual prior to death, including place of death, employment and accommodation status, family support and the nature of the individuals drug use.
  • Analysis of information available from all partners relating to the identification of circumstances surrounding the death.
  • The identification of patterns and preventable factors in social and clinical circumstances surrounding the deaths, and consideration of the associations between them.
  • Maintaining a local database on drug related deaths and identifying the limitations to the use of this information locally and nationally.
  • Submitting information to the national drug related deaths data base in line with local information sharing protocols.
  • Making recommendations to Alcohol and Drug Partnerships and key stakeholders for policy and practice changes, targeting a reduction in drug related deaths.
  • Considering any other matters where requested to do so by the Alcohol and Drug Partnerships


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