Consultation open for updated Injecting Equipment Provision (IEP) Guidance for Scotland

The Scottish Injecting Equipment Provision (IEP) Guidance for services that provide people who use drugs with harm reduction equipment and advice have been updated and are now entering the consultation phase.

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 therefore hoped the updated guidelines will help deliver enhanced provision of IEP that has a significant impact on mortality and morbidity among people who use drugs.

If you would like to contribute to the consultation and share your views on the revised guidance, we would appreciate it if you could review the draft document and make comment via an online survey, which looks at the key operational facets of the document.

Scottish Drugs Forum are facilitating the consultation process and we look forward to your comments and suggestions as we come to finalise the document.

The consultation process will run until the 26th of February 2021.

Click here to view the draft Injecting Equipment Provision (IEP) Guidance

Click here to access the consultation survey