This section of the site allows practitioners to share policies, protocols,and other useful documents with colleagues. Documents are usually posted as a result of questions or debate on the ukhra email discussion groups.
These documents have been provided by workers and organisations in the interests improving service provision. The information is provided on the basis that the source will be acknowledged by organisations who make use of it, and that improvments and alterations will be made available to others via this website.
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Their inclusion on the site does not consititute an endorsement by UKHRA, nor do any of the contents necessarily reflect the views of the organisation.
Carl Chapple, Homelessness Policy & Campaigns Officer at Cymorth Cymru, has posted an excellent sample drugs policy and accompanying guidance (publication of which was funded by the Welsh Assembley Government) for accommodation services specifically designed to work with drug or alcohol users.
Powerpoint presentation by Danny Morris, UKHRA, to Annual Drug and
To view, click here.
Needle exchange and opioid substitution treatment in UK prisons
Paying for user involvement
TB is an increasing problem for injecting drug users. To see a sample action plan and patient leaflet developed by Mari Ottridge/East Surrey needle exchange, click here.
Shooting up is an excellent report from the Health Protection Agency providing a good overview of the problem of viral transmission amongst injecting drug userse, and sensible recommendations for commissioning services to prevent the spread of blood borne viruses.
There are a number of assessment, screening, referral, triage, care plan and outcome measurement resources on the National Treatment Agency website.
The design of the
NTA site means we can't link you to the page directly, but