Date: Friday 5th February / 12.30-13.45
The Scottish Injecting Equipment Provision (IEP) Guidelines for services providing people who use drugs with harm reduction equipment and advice have been updated.
It has been recognised that since the launch of the original guidelines in 2010, there has been much change in the way drugs of many types are used and in the evidence behind why we deliver a variety of interventions.
It is hoped the new guidelines will help deliver enhanced provision of IEP that has a large impact on mortality and morbidity among people who use drugs.
A consultation for the revised guidelines for the wider drugs field, including people who currently inject drugs, those who work with them and those in strategic roles, will be launched through a themed webinar on the 5th February.
This webinar will be chaired by Jim Shanley, co-chair of the expert IEP guidance development group, NHS Lothian, and it will include presentations related to delivering injecting equipment and related paraphernalia.
Dr Magdalena Harris, Associate Professor, London School of Tropical Medicine
– The ancillary benefits of IEP and the provision of sterile inhalant pipes
Dr Andy McAuley, Public Health Scotland and Glasgow Caledonian University, Co-chair Scottish SHBBV Prevention Leads
– Epidemiology and the impact of IEP
John Campbell, Co-chair of the expert IEP guidance group, NHS GGC
– Current trends in injecting and injury, on the ground evidence for change
In the following week, there will be the opportunity to attend online workshops for those who wish to discuss and input to the consultation document or process.
These will be held on Wednesday 10th Feb at 12.30-14.00 and Thursday 11th of Feb at 12.30-14.00 and at 17.00-18.30 – Click here to sign up to one of the consultation workshops