College joins call to pilot Overdose Prevention Centres

13 Dec 2021

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has joined an initiative led by The Faculty of Public Health and supported by over 70 health organisations to call for the UK Government to pilot Overdose Prevention Centres (also known as Supervised Injecting Facilities) in the UK.

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The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has joined an initiative led by The Faculty of Public Health and supported by over 70 health organisations to call for the UK Government to pilot Overdose Prevention Centres (also known as Supervised Injecting Facilities) in the UK.

Our letter to the UK Government states:

“With numbers of drug deaths consistently rising for the past seven years, it is clear that current strategies to tackle this crisis are failing to deliver for populations across the UK. Unless the Government follows the evidence to take further action, we are likely to see these rates of preventable deaths continue to rise.

“With evidence supporting the effectiveness of OPCs as a harm reduction measure, we call on Government to take steps towards funding pilots on their implementation to save lives and reduce harm.”

Read the letter in full, including the list of signatories, here:

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