Ruth Runciman
Ruth Runciman
Dame Ruth Runciman
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  • About Ruth

    Ruth Runciman DBE is currently Chair of the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

    Dame Ruth Runciman was a member of the ACMD for 21 years and has influenced drug policy for decades. She can be seen at the Home Affairs Committee on drug policy January 2012 alongside Roger Howard of the UKDPC.

    In the course of an influential and policy changing career, Dame Ruth has held positions which include: Chair UK Drug Policy Commission, Deputy Chair of the Prison Reform Trust, Former Chair National AIDS Trust, Former Chair of the Mental Health Act Commission 1994-1998, Former Chair of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Drug and Alcohol Research Committee, Former Member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs 1974-1995, Former Advice Worker in the Citizens Advice Bureau Service.

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Welcome to Lifeline and FEAD (Film Exchange on Alcohol and Drugs). This project has been shaped by the wealth of experience, openness, and knowledge of the contributors. You are invited to comment on the clips, which are supported by footnotes to which you can add. FEAD is an ongoing Lifeline Project initiative.

Lifeline Project: In 1971 the Lifeline Project opened a day centre for drug users in Manchester. Since its foundation Lifeline has grown and developed, and now works in a diverse range of settings across the UK. Our purpose is to relieve poverty, sickness and distress among those persons affected by addiction to drugs of any kind, and to educate the public on matters relating to drug misuse.