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National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

Development of strategic and operational groups to support gambling harm reduction, engaging partners from the wider system to explore actions that can be taken to prevent gambling harms in GM (GMCA)


April 2021

Evidence Working Group established to develop understanding of extent and impact of gambling related harms on individuals, families and communities.

Expert by lived experience reference group continues to support the programme and exploring options to embed partnership working.

GM Gambling Harm Reduction Board now well established and meets on a monthly basis to review progress and develop actions."

November 2020

A Greater Manchester-wide Gambling Harm Reduction Board has been established with representatives from public health teams within local authorities. This Board provides oversight of the GM programme and informs identification of priorities, and also acts as a forum to share ideas and best practice across localities in the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Operational groups are being established to support delivery of specific interventions and activities, for example, an Evidence Working Group to develop a baseline of gambling harm in GM and a Treatment and Care Pathway Design Group, both with GM, NHS, third sector and national representation.

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