On 30 June 2009, the Information Services Division of NHS Scotland published its report Provision of Injecting Equipment in Scotland 2007-08, which detailed the findings of a survey of injecting equipment provision in Scotland in 2007-08. This survey, which was commissioned as part of the Hepatitis C Phase 2 Action Plan, found that there was a total of 169 pharmacy-based injecting equipment provision services across Scotland in 2007-08. However, this figure reflects only those pharmacies that responded to the survey, and gaps in the data does exist. Therefore, the actual number of pharmacy-based injecting equipment provision services may be higher.
The information from 2007-08 survey provides a baseline of injecting equipment provision in Scotland at the start of the Hepatitis C Phase 2 Action Plan. A follow-up survey covering the period 2008-09 is planned to run in February 2010, with the results being published in November 2010.