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An evaluation of the Take Home Naloxone programme in Northern Ireland: Consultation with service users and service providers

The aim of this evaluation was to establish whether the current model of naloxone provision and training across all Health and Social Care (HSC) Trusts in Northern Ireland is sufficient and to identify areas for development.

Research objectives

  • To establish whether training for community addiction and homeless shelter/hostel staff is sufficient and identify gaps or other training needs.
  • To establish whether opiate users feel they are appropriately trained in the use of naloxone and to ascertain their experience in accessing, using or replacing the kits.
  • To explore challenges and barriers to the uptake of naloxone kits and possible ways of expanding naloxone provision to those not registered with community addiction teams.

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