These briefings are for directors of public health, commissioners, drug treatment services and needle and syringe programmes.
They contain information on the health harms associated with drug use from meetings of the national intelligence network (NIN). This includes recent information and intelligence on blood-borne viruses, bacterial infections, mental and physical health harms and drug-related deaths. The briefings are published to help inform commissioning and service provision and to improve practice in local services.
For previous national intelligence network briefings, visit the UK Government Web Archive.