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Naloxone In Police Scotland: Pilot evaluation

Hillen, Peter; Speakman, Elizabeth; Dougall, Nadine; Heyman, Inga; Murray, Jennifer; Jamieson, Michelle; Aston, Elizabeth; McAuley, Andrew

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Elizabeth Speakman

Andrew McAuley



Abstract

This report describes the independent findings of an evaluation of a Police Scotland test of change (pilot) of the carriage and administration of naloxone as an emergency first aid measure to persons suspected of experiencing an opioid overdose. The pilot was conducted between March and October 2021 in three test areas in Scotland: Falkirk, Dundee City and Glasgow East, and subsequently extended to include police officers in Caithness, custody officers in Falkirk and community officers in Stirling.

Report Type Research Report
Acceptance Date Feb 10, 2022
Online Publication Date Feb 17, 2022
Publication Date Feb 17, 2022
Deposit Date Mar 3, 2022
Publicly Available Date Mar 3, 2022
Publisher Edinburgh Napier University
Keywords police, naloxone, drug related deaths, public health, opioids
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2850176
Publisher URL https://www.sipr.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Naloxone-in-Police-Scotland_Final_9.2.22.pdf

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