UKIAFT Meeting
Friday 5th May 2017

28 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EP

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Tea and coffee available on arrival from 9am

NPS: No One Agency (A Partnership Response)?
Christopher Bell (Trading Standards Officer - Scottish Government) & Neil Wilson (Police Service Of Scotland)
Novel psychoactive substances causing severe clinical toxicity in the UK. Insights from the IONA study.
Professor Simon Thomas, Chief Investigator, Identification of Novel Psychoactive substances (IONA) Study. Newcastle University.
The UK drug scene: one year on.
Vicki Craik, Emerging Trends and Training Coordinator, Crew 2000.
Lunch (buffet)
Review of the Analytical Section of Forensic Toxicology Laboratory Guidelines
Open forum business meeting
  • Discuss change in the Prosecution Expert Statement Declaration – SP/RF
  • Update members on AGM – SG (requires
  • Membership applications
End of meeting

Host Organisation

SPA Forensic Services (Edinburgh)
Tel: 0131-666-1212 (08:30 - 16:30h)

Meeting Location

28 York Place,
Tel: +44 (0)131 524 0110
28 York Place is located beside the traffic lights opposite Elder St on York Place and is a 5 minute walk from Waverley Station and the Airport bus link.

Getting to/from 28 York Place

28 York Place is situated in central Edinburgh within walking 5 minutes distance of Waverley Bridge (Airport bus link), Waverley train station and Princes St.
It is located beside the traffic lights opposite Elder St on York Place.

The airport is located to the west of the city.

Edinburgh Trams run every 7-10 minutes from the airport to York Place taking about 40 minutes. Fare: £8.50.

Airlink buses run every 10 minutes from the airport to Waverley Bridge (near the train station) taking about 30 minutes. Fares £4.50 single, £7.50 open return.

Car Parking Suggestions near to 28 York Place
Street parking is restricted.
There are NCP car parks close to 28 York Place. Enter Postcode EH1 3EP into to locate options and prices.

Accommodation suggestions
28 York Place has several rooms and there are many other hotels to choose from nearby.
Possibilities include and Premier Inn – York Place and Holiday Inn Express - Picardy Place. The options are too many to list so advise searching Google or Trip Advisor.

On arrival
There will be somebody to meet you when you arrive and they will sign you in to 28 York Place.
Tea and coffee will be available from 9.30am.

Evening Meal – Thurs 4th May 2017 – to be arranged if required

Please contact if you would like to attend the meal. (Contact tel. for the 4/5th May: 07707377192)