Injecting Advice

Shooting Up: Infections among people who inject drugs in the UK

Guest writer Empty. Written on . Posted in .

People who inject drugs (PWID) are vulnerable to a wide range of viral and bacterial infections. These infections can result in high levels of illness and in death, so public health surveillance of infectious diseases and the associated risk and protective behaviours among this group are important. This Public Health England publication reports on the extent of infections among people who inject drugs (PWID) in the UK.

The Shooting Up report is produced annually and we at the NNEF believe that all groups working to support PWID in the UK should use this document to inform their practice and ensure the information they provide people is accurate and up to date.

The PHE page for the Shooting Up report also includes an archive of previous year’s reports.

You might also like

Coping Toolbox

Written on . Posted in .
How things are explained will, of course, have a huge impact on how they are remembered. I’m a fan of explaining things with analogy. So I thought I’d share the one I use with people when I’m explaining the need to develop more coping strategies.

Why I Stopped Recommending The Glute

Written on . Posted in .
Over the years the advice I’ve given to injectors has developed and changed. Sometimes this is because of new research, and sometimes it’s just because I realise that there is better advice I could be giving. This article explains why I no longer …

Careful Words on Common Ground

Written on . Posted in .
Over the last 6-7 years, in my role as a university-based researcher, I have been given privileged access to a number of Needle and Syringe Programmes (NSP) throughout England. Throughout this time, a large number of organisations and individuals …

Images and content © Nigel Brunsdon unless stated otherwise, all rights reserved.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google
Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.