Key Publications

Collected together by NNEF members

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.

Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations

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In this new consolidated guidelines document on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations, the World Health Organization brings together all existing guidance relevant to five key populations – men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, people in prisons and other closed settings, sex workers and transgender people – and updates selected guidance and recommendations.

Safer Injecting Basics for New Psychoactive Substances

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Scottish Drugs Forum in conjunction with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and Frontier Medical have created a new advice booklet for people injecting New Psychoactive Substances (NPS). The guide is intended to inform people of the risks associated with injecting NPS, drugs commonly called legal highs, or any unidentified white powders.

Examining the injecting practices of injecting drug users in Scotland

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Avril Taylors “Examining the injecting practices of injecting drug users in Scotland” report details the results of her work looking at HCV risk factors in injectors.

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    Open Consultation

    Expanding Access To Naloxone

    Consultation Deadline: 11:45pm on 28 September 2021

    The UK Government are seeking responses to their consultation to assess the viability of proposals to widen access to naloxone by expanding the list of services and individuals that can give it out without a prescription or other written instruction.

    Who is Consulting: UK Government
    Who is being consulted: They welcome responses from individuals or organisations who have experience or expertise in substance use disorders.

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