Details for our 2017 IMS user group event are now available.
The annual report for the Integrated Monitoring System (IMS) details all activity across Cheshire and Merseyside for individuals in contact with drug or alcohol treatment/low threshold or syringe exchange services.
We have a new name, the research centre formerly the Centre for Public Health has been granted Institute status.
Our quarterly reports detail all non-structured and syringe exchange activity delivered by agencies and pharmacies for each local authority area. Available on the 'Quarterly Reports' tab.
This year's annual IMS user group event will place on 18th July 2016, at Liverpool John Moores University. More details and links to register are are available on the IMS user group event page.
A RSPH report on UK drug policy, featuring opinion from PHI director Jim McVeigh.
Posted: 16 June 2016
Naloxone is the emergency antidote for overdoses caused by heroin and other opiates/opioids (such as methadone and morphine). The main life-threatening effect of heroin and other opiates is to slow down and stop breathing. Naloxone blocks this effect and reverses the breathing difficulties. On the 1 October 2015, new regulations came into force, which allows for widening of the availability of naloxone.
Posted: 10 November 2015
PHE briefing for local commissioners who are responsible for commissioning services to prevent and treat harms caused by image and performance enhancing drugs (IPEDs) and injecting drug use.
Posted: July 2015
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued three new quality standards (QS82, QS83 & QS84) to encourage healthy living and reduce harm from smoking, alcohol and physical inactivity.
Posted: March 2015
PHE briefing regarding legal changes allowing the provision of foil by drug treatment and needle syringe exchange providers.
Posted: August 2014
NICE public health guidance update(PH52) containing recommendations on needle and syringe programmes
Posted: April 2014
Best practice guidance from the National Treatment Agency (NTA) for commissioners and providers of pharmaceutical services for drug users.
Posted: February 2006
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