The window clings with the well-known ‘save someone’ logo will be provided to local naloxone leads who will distribute to services in their health board area that have naloxone available for use in an emergency. Most of these services will have naloxone available to take home as well.
There also is a fantastic opportunity at the moment for services in Scotland to get involved in naloxone supply due to new rules during COVID.
The Lord Advocate has published guidance saying that it would not be in the public interest to prosecute any individual supplying naloxone during COVID, any service can now supply naloxone to their clients. Previously naloxone could only be supplied from drug treatment services.
It is simple and easy to get set up to do this, with all training available online in the form of the free SDF e-learning course Overdose Prevention, Intervention and Naloxone and a short piece of local learning from the naloxone co-ordinator.
We hope that many new organisations will be signed up to supply naloxone and have it available for use in an emergency, so watch out for the stickers popping up in new and unusual windows!
We hope that having the stickers visible to the public will help increase awareness of naloxone and also be a reminder for people to pick up their own kits to carry on their person, in case they witness an overdose.