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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.

NICE Guidance Summary

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In March 2014 NICE updated their guidance on needle and syringe programmes. Unlike the previous guidance this has a strong focus on both young people and the use of performance and image enhancing drugs. NNEF planning group member Vicky Fenwick has produced a one page summary.

NICE: Needle and syringe programmes

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This guidance makes recommendations on needle and syringe programmes, including those provided by pharmacies and drugs services for adults and young people (including those under 16) who inject drugs, including image- and performance-enhancing drugs.

Injecting Drug Use Among Under-18s

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Harm Reduction International has compiled the first global data snapshot on injecting drug use and related HIV and other harms among children and young people under the age of 18. Young people who inject drugs have specific developmental, social and environmental vulnerabilities. They are less likely to use harm reduction and treatment services and are […]

Peer-Delivered Syringe Exchange Toolkit

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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.

Guide To Developing and Managing Overdose Prevention and Take-Home Naloxone Projects

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This manual from the Harm Reduction Coalition in the US is designed to outline the process of developing and managing an Overdose Prevention and Education Program, with or without a take-home naloxone component.

Pharmacy based needle exchange report

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Report of a study carried out by students at the University of Bath at the end of 2011 to calculate the extent to which community pharmacies in England provide needle exchange.

NSP Outcomes Tools

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Nigel Brunsdon from the Injecting Advice website has developed two outcomes tools for use in needle programmes.

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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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