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FOI release

FOI – 000177 Naloxone programme (HTML)

Published on 25 August 2022

Date received – 30 July 2022 | Date responded – 25 August 2022

Request

I am seeking details about the Naloxone programme under FoI law.

Please provide figures for each of the last ten years which show, how many doses of Naloxone have (a) been procured/purchased per year (b) for what price per dose in each year, and (c) how many expired and were disposed of in each year and (d) how many were used in each year.

Please also provide the cost of any advertising of the Naloxone programme, broken down by platform used to advertise, and broken down by year.

Response

I refer to your freedom of information request that we received on 30 July 2022 requesting the following information.

I am seeking details about the Naloxone programme under FoI law.

Please provide figures for each of the last ten years which show, how many doses of Naloxone have (a) been procured/purchased per year (b) for what price per dose in each year, and (c) how many expired and were disposed of in each year and (d) how many were used in each year.

Please also provide the cost of any advertising of the Naloxone programme, broken down by platform used to advertise, and broken down by year.

I can advise you that we have now completed the search of our records and can provide you with the following information:

Under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Scotland Act (FOISA) an organisation does not require to provide information if it does not hold that information. NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) does not hold information in relation to the Naloxone Programme. We would recommend you contact Public Health Scotland (PHS) at phs.foi@nhs.scot who may hold the information requested.

Some information relating to take-home Naloxone kits (THN) can be found here: National Naloxone programme Scotland - Quarterly Monitoring Bulletin October to December (Q3) 2021 to 2022

I trust you will find the information of assistance and if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you are unhappy with any aspect of how we have dealt with your request you can make representations to us asking us to review the handling of your request.

If you require any further information please contact Associate Director Information Security & Governance, within 40 working days of the date of this correspondence.

Contact

Address

NHS National Services Scotland
Headquarters
Gyle Square
1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB

If after a review you are still unhappy, you also have the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner, who can be contacted at Kinburn Castle, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS, or via their application form.

National Services Scotland (NSS) is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. You can view all FOI responses within our FOI Publications repository.