Injecting Equipment Provision (IEP) is an annual report on the provision of injecting equipment to drug users in Scotland.

It provides information on:

  • the number of outlets
  • the number of attendances
  • the types of injecting equipment distributed

The purpose of IEP is harm reduction.

The provision of injecting equipment is effective in reducing injecting risks. This helps prevent the transmission of blood borne viruses such as hepatitis C and HIV among people who inject drugs.

The latest reports are based on data extracted from Needle Exchange Online (NEO 360).

NEO 360 is a commercially available database used by NHS Boards to record and monitor IEP activity, with the exception of the island NHS Boards which use paper surveys.

View the most recent statistics publication.

About NEO 360

Information about NEO 360 is available from the Scottish Needle Exchange Directory (external website).

Last updated: 22 November 2023
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