This report describes time trends on the extent of infections among people who inject drugs in the UK to the end of 2012. This year’s report focuses on the changing nature of injecting drug use.
Notes from the second meeting of the National Intelligence Network on the health harms associated with drug use, held in London. The meeting included sessions on alcohol use among opioid user, alerts and early warning systems and an update on drug-related death statistics and monitoring.
Guide to Developing and Managing Syringe Access Programs from the Harm Reduction Coalition in the US is a comprehensive, step-by-step manual for starting and managing syringe access programs.
Medway Community Safety Partnership and Kent Drug and Alcohol Action Team have developed a well designed, and comprehensive harm reduction assessment form, which they have allowed us to offer here for download to inform the work of other services.
Notes from the first meeting of the National Intelligence Network on the health harms associated with drug use, held in London. Public Health England's alcohol and drugs team facilitated the first meeting of a national intelligence network. The aim of the network is to explore, share and disseminate intelligence across the field to help identify how practice can be improved in the prevention of drug-related deaths and illness and the transmission of blood-borne viruses and other infections.
This toolkit from the Harm Reduction Coalition in the US is intended to provide examples of policies and practices from current PDSE programs so new and existing programs can think about and incorporate the parts that work for them. It gives an overview of points to consider in starting a PDSE program and is intended to generate new ideas for revising and improving existing PDSE programs.
Helen Wilks, Harm Reduction Coordinator from Torbay DAAT has allowed us to post an annotated copy of a letter they sent to their local police service that can act as a template to be used by any service wanting to get a local agreement to supply foil (or any other item that is in technical breach of Section 9a of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971).