The Home Office has been encouraged to participate in a crisis summit about Scotland’s record drugs passings.

The quantity of medication related passings in Scotland took off to 1,187 a year ago, the most astounding rate since records started in 1996.

Scotland’s Public Health Minister Joe FitzPatrick has said he will have a summit in Glasgow to examine the emergency.

Mr FitzPatrick has welcomed the UK government to participate.

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In his letter to the Home Secretary Sajid Javid, Mr FitzPatrick depicted the “awful” increment in medications passings as “unsuitable” and included: “I pay attention to the effect this has on people, families and networks.”

Mr FitzPatrick expressed: “in light of these stunning insights, I am welcoming the UK government to work with the Scottish government to handle this issue which claims such huge numbers of lives.”

Requesting an administration pastor to go to a proposed crisis summit – expected to be held in Glasgow – about the issue, he included: “The Scottish government has effectively concurred that we will host such a summit, where government delegates, neighborhood specialists and the seat of Scotland’s new medication passings taskforce would be welcomed, guaranteeing the voices of those with experience of utilizing drugs, and their families, are likewise heard.

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