Fentanyl: preparing for a future threat

Incident planning for potent opioids arriving into the illicit drug market.


Local authority naloxone modelling

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Local areas should use these resources when preparing their response to incidents caused by fentanyl or other potent opioids. This can be done by working through existing mechanisms for emergency preparation, response and recovery – such as the local resilience forum or health resilience partnership – to develop a plan that can be enacted quickly in the event of an incident.

The plan should enable local partners to rapidly:

  • understand the scale of the threat and assess the risk
  • communicate the threat
  • take actions to mitigate the threat

The accompanying spreadsheet shows how much naloxone should be provided in local areas based on different scenarios and explains how the modelling was calculated.

This guidance has been developed in partnership with the Local Government Association.

Published 8 May 2018