People who inject drugs (PWID) are vulnerable to a wide range of viral and bacterial infections. These infections can result in high levels of illness and in death, so public health surveillance of infectious diseases and the associated risk and protective behaviours among this group are important. This Public Health England publication reports on the extent of infections among people who inject drugs (PWID) in the UK.
The Shooting Up report is produced annually and we at the NNEF believe that all groups working to support PWID in the UK should use this document to inform their practice and ensure the information they provide people is accurate and up to date.
The PHE page for the Shooting Up report also includes an archive of previous year’s reports.