The Shooting Up report describes the extent of infections among people who inject drugs in the UK to the end of 2012. This year's report focuses on those who inject image and performance enhancing drugs, as well as the changes in the types of psychoactive drugs being injected in the UK.
The World Health Organisation have put together a fantastic guide to starting and managing needle programmes. This includes everything from talking to the public down to deciding what stock to have.
This toolkit is intended to provide examples of policies and practices from current PDSE programs so new and existing programs can think about and incorporate the parts that work for them.
The ACMD report on prevention of HepC among injecting drug users contains many points of guidance useful to needle programmes, including recommendations on not limiting supply.
This manual is designed to outline the process of developing and managing an Overdose Prevention and Education Program, with or without a take-home naloxone component.
Guide to Developing and Managing Syringe Access Programs is a comprehensive, step-by-step manual for starting and managing syringe access programs.