The meeting showcased examples of good practice from across the UK. There was a special focus on the practical, ‘bolt-on’ services that can easily be delivered alongside needle and syringe exchange to improve appeal, client contact numbers and service quality.
As well as the presentations below we had Sue Cox from Smart UK on delivering accupunture in drug services and a presentation from Dr Stephen Parkin talking about drug related litter.
The presentation from Colin McAllister introducing members to the services available in Southhampton.
The presentation from Narcotics Anonymous talking about the mutual aid interventions they have.
The presentation from Danny Morris on increasing the access and removing barriers to naloxone supply in the UK.
The presentation from Amean Elgadhy from Release talking about Section 9A of the Misuse of Drugs Act and it’s effects on the work of needle programmes.
The presentation from Tam Miller talking about the work of peers delivering needle services outside of formal structures.
The presentation from Neil Hunt about route transition interventions.
The presentation from Philippe Bonnet about the safer snorting packs being given out in Birmingham.