Key Publications

Collected together by NNEF members

Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales Statistical bulletins

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This bulletin presents the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on deaths related to drug poisoning (involving both legal and illegal drugs) and drug misuse (involving illegal drugs) in England and Wales.

Alternatives to Public Injecting

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Harm Reduction Coalition invited experts from several countries to share their various SIF models, planning and policy development process, implementation challenges, and evaluation results. This report is a summary of the proceedings of the consultation.

Back Yard

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Many of the most vulnerable people are not well served by existing models of treatment. So we need new ways of engaging these people in services that can save their lives. The need for drug consumption rooms is urgent.

Safer Drug Consumption Facilities and Heroin Assisted Treatment (FAQs)

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Safer drug consumption facilities (SDCFs) are clean, hygienic environments where people can consume drugs, obtained elsewhere, under the supervision of trained health professionals.

Drug consumption rooms: An overview of provision and evidence

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Supervised drug consumption facilities, where illicit drugs can be used under the supervision of trained staff, have been operating in Europe for the last three decades.

Step by Step

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This resource is intended for harm reduction service providers with limited experience of working with children and young people who inject drugs. It sets out a process that you can go through quickly, with little cost, to prepare for work with children and young people who are under 18.

Preventing blood-borne virus transmission among people who inject drugs

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Preventing the transmission of blood-borne viruses (BBV) such as HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C among people who inject drugs can have wide-reaching benefits: reducing health harms to individuals and subsequent costs to society.

The Human Medicines (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2015

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The uk government has released the details of the changes being made in UK law to ease distribution of naloxone to people who are at risk of opiate overdose (changes will be happening Oct 2015).

Community management of opioid overdose

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These guidelines produced by the World Health Organisation aim to reduce the number of deaths from opioid overdose by providing evidence-based recommendations on the availability of naloxone for people likely to witness an opioid overdose along with advice on the resuscitation and post-resuscitation care of opioid overdose in the community.

PHE foil briefing

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On 8 August 2014 legislation was laid that will permit drug services to provide aluminium foil to drug users for the purpose of smoking drugs, in order to reduce the harms caused by injecting. Within certain limitations.

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