Drug Misuse

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 21st October 2009.

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Photo of Margaret Curran Margaret Curran Labour

Question S3W-27774

To ask the Scottish Executive how much it has spent on needle-exchange programmes in pharmacies since 2007.

Photo of Shona Robison Shona Robison Scottish National Party

Question S3W-27775

The following table details funding that has been provided to NHS boards over the period 2007-08 to 2009-10, in relation to (i) Blood-borne Virus Prevention (BBV prevention), (ii) Drug Treatment Services and (iii) prevention elements of the Hepatitis C Phase 2 Action Plan. Each of these funding streams may be used locally to deliver injecting equipment provision (IEP) services, but it is not possible to identify nationally how much of this funding is used for these services.

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Funding StreamNHS Board Allocations
2007-08

(£ million)

2008-09

(£ million)

2009-10

(£ million)

Blood-borne Virus Prevention Funding 8.9458.94518.945
Drug Treatment Funding23.824.728
Hepatitis C Phase 2 Action Plan – Prevention funding220.63.4

Notes:

1. In 2008-09, NHS boards also received an additional separate allocation of £400,000 for BBV prevention.

2. Phase 2 Hepatitis C Action Plan launched in May 2008. Funding for Hepatitis C in 2007-08 relates to all funding provided to NHS boards in support of the Phase 1 Hepatitis C Action Plan and not just funding that was used solely for prevention activities, as this was not separated out in allocations.

Margaret Curran (Glasgow Baillieston) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive how much it has spent on needle-exchange programmes in pharmacies in the east end of Glasgow since 2007.

Photo of Shona Robison Shona Robison Scottish National Party

The following table details funding that has been provided to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde over the period 2007-08 to 2009-10, in relation (i) Blood-borne Virus Prevention (BBV prevention), (ii) Drug Treatment Services and (iii) community based prevention elements of the Hepatitis C Phase 2 Action Plan. Each of these funding streams may have been used locally to deliver injecting equipment provision (IEP) services, but it is not possible to identify nationally how much of this funding is used for these services in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area. It is not possible to identify how much funding was directed towards services in the east end of Glasgow.

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Funding StreamNHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Allocations
2007-08 (£ million)2008-09 (£ million)2009-10 (£ million)
Blood-borne Virus Prevention Funding 2.2682.26812.268
Drug Treatment Funding8.1148.4229.559
Hepatitis C Phase 2 Action Plan 0.69620.1921.107

Notes:

1. In 2008-09, Greater Glasgow and Clyde also received an additional £101,419 for BBV prevention.

2. Phase 2 Hepatitis C Action Plan launched in May 2008. Funding for Hepatitis C in 2007-08 relates to all funding provided to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde in support of the Phase 1 Hepatitis C Action Plan, and not just funding that was used solely for prevention activities, as this was not separated out in allocations.

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