Dr Carole Hunter
Lead Pharmacist, Alcohol and Drug Services, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Dr Carole Hunter is the Lead Pharmacist, Alcohol and Drug Services, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and a member of the Sort Life Working Group (SLWG) developing Glasgow's Heroin Assisted Treatment (HAT) service. In 2003 she became the Area Pharmacy Specialist in Drug Misuse for NHS Greater Glasgow. She was a member of the Scottish Government’s Drug Strategy Delivery Commission and Partnership Action on Drugs Scotland (PADS) Harms group. Carole is a former chair of Scotland’s National Naloxone Advisory Group and current chair of the Scottish Specialist Substance Misuse Pharmacists group. She was a member of the 2017 Drug Misuse and Dependence UK Guidelines on Clinical Management Independent Expert Working Group and was appointed to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) in January 2019.
Carole and Catriona Matheson are presenting Is drug use in Scotland a death sentence and, if so, how can pharmacy Intervene?
Professor Catriona Matheson will describe trends in drug use and drug related deaths in Scotland. The reasons for Scotland’s alarming increase in drug deaths will be presented including descriptions of at risk groups such as people with co-morbidities, the homeless and people being released from prison. There will be an overview of what the Drug Death Task Force is doing to address drug deaths. The second half of the presentation, delivered by Dr Carole Hunter, will consider particular interventions that pharmacy is at the forefront of delivering including heroin assisted treatment, naloxone distribution and enhanced care opiate replacement treatment.