Provision of take-home Naloxone and drug services

Is Take-home Naloxone (THN) currently provided, and if not, why not?

Yes

If THN is currently provided:

How many Naloxone kits were purchased for distribution in the local authority area in the 2017/18 financial year (i.e. between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018)?

01 March 2017 to 31 March 2018 – 740

How many THN kits were dispensed in the community in the 2017/18 financial year (i.e. between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018)?

01 March 2017 to 31 March 2018 – 509

Which of the following groups, if any, are currently provided with THN? Please note if a group does not exist in the local authority area, such as if there are no opioid detoxification services or no outreach services for homeless populations. 

Clients accessing Needle and Syringe Programmes (NSPs)

Yes – Those accessing specialist treatment NSP

Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) patients

Yes

Clients leaving community/residential/inpatient opioid detoxification

Yes

Clients accessing community pharmacies;

No

People in contact with outreach services for homeless populations;

Yes

Family members, friends of and/or carers for individuals at risk of an opioid-related overdose;

Yes

None of the above groups are currently provided with THN kits; 

Other – Please note any other group(s) of individuals that are currently provided with THN kits:

Supported Accommodation providers and other centres which offer provision for people with complex lives are encouraged to hold the kits in hostels and other sites.

Please briefly describe any initiatives (particularly peer-driven initiatives) that have been implemented to improve access to take-home naloxone in the local authority area.

New treatment provider from April 2018 – plans to be developed