Heroin

(asked on 20th March 2018) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many heroin-related (a) hospital admissions and (b) deaths there have been in the last five years.


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Steve Brine
This question was answered on 26th March 2018

The table below shows the count of finished admission episodes with a primary diagnosis and primary or secondary diagnosis of poisoning by heroin for the years 2012-13 to 2016-17. The table shows activity in English National Health Service Hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector.

Year

Primary diagnosis

Primary or secondary diagnosis

2012-13

1,243

1,781

2013-14

1,827

2,499

2014-15

2,213

2,974

2015-16

2,342

3,179

2016-17

2,023

2,917

Source: Hospital Episode Statistics, NHS Digital

The number of deaths registered in England and Wales where heroin and/or morphine were mentioned on the death certificate are in the table below:

Year

Number of deaths due to heroin and/or morphine

2012

579

2013

765

2014

952

2015

1,201

2016

1,209

These figures were published by the Office of National Statistics in the Statistical Bulletin Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales:2016 registrations (published August 2017) and are available at:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/bulletins/deathsrelatedtodrugpoisoninginenglandandwales/2016registrations

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