Recommendations to First Minister and Minister for Drugs Policy

The Taskforce welcomed the First Minister and New Minister for Drugs to its meeting on 12th January 2021 and shared open and productive conversations about the potential to scale up projects, accelerate programmes, and fast-track learnings into practice in a shared goal of maximising the positive impact of Taskforce work in reducing deaths.

The Taskforce is committed to continue working constructively with government to address drug related deaths. We outlined to the First Minister the need for a
renewed call for action spearheaded by her and the new Minister, and both were supportive of the need for a renewed leadership focus.

Some specific ideas were shared as ways for government to focus efforts to support more rapid delivery of Taskforce’s forward plan