Resources

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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).

National Intelligence Network Meeting Minutes (Oct 2014)

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Notes from the fifth meeting of the National Intelligence Network on the health harms associated with drug use, held in London on 22nd October 2014. The meeting had a specific focus on drug harms and included an update on the activities of PHE, a briefing on nitrous oxide from DrugWatch, NPS drugs, drug harms for sex workers and links between drug use and domestic violence.

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.

National Intelligence Network Meeting Minutes (June 2014)

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Notes from the fourth meeting of the National Intelligence Network on the health harms associated with drug use, held in London on 4 June 2014. The meeting had a specific focus on hepatitis C. A series of presentations from PHE looked at prevalence, testing in prisons an modelling the impact of treatment. Further presentations from the field considered good practice in substance misuse settings from a hepatologist and a drug service point of view drug, including how workforce development can improve outcomes.

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