Report supporting proposed supervised consumption facility and heroin-assisted treatment in Glasgow City Centre published

A report aiming to progress the business case for a safer drug consumption facility and heroin-assisted treatment pilot has been submitted to the Glasgow City Integration Joint Board by Glasgow City Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP).

The report aims to advise the Integration Joint Board of the outcomes of the Alcohol and Drug Partnership short-life working group and its decision, following a formal options appraisal, to support the piloting of a co-located safer drug consumption facility and heroin assisted treatment service in Glasgow city centre.

The short-life working group was convened to address recommendations of the recent NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde ‘Taking away the chaos’ report and seeks the approval of the Integration Joint Board to proceed with a full business case for the service model to address the unmet, complex needs of some of the most vulnerable members of our society.

The Integrated Joint Board will now have to assess the financial, personnel, legal, economic, sustainability and risk implications that the service will raise – each of which the report goes into detail on.

As well as evidencing the need for the service, the report details results of focus groups including the views of front-line staff and people who currently inject drugs.

Click here to view the report in full.