Opportunity to participate in informing roll out of digital solutions in Scotland to prevent drug harms

Researchers at the University of Stirling / Drugs Research Network Scotland (DRNS) are looking for people to participate in a project on Digital Inclusion among those vulnerable to drug overdose/deaths. This research is part of a larger programme of work on addressing digital inclusion as part of Scotland’s response to reduce drug related deaths. It involves a partnership between Scottish Government Digital Health and Care/Technology Enabled Care Team, the Drug Deaths Taskforce, Turning Point Scotland, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations and DRNS but will be prioritising wide engagement with a range of sectors in Scotland to get input into shaping the work. DRNS are undertaking initial work to collect the views of people who use drugs, and service professionals who work with them. Please see information on the Drug Deaths Taskforce website here

The survey is being conducted with two groups: People Who Use Drugs and Service Providers. We do not have ethical approval to conduct the research in NHS settings.

People Who Use Drugs

Participation is open to anyone who are:

  • Aged 18 years and over,
  • Currently using or used drugs in the past 12 months (illicit/controlled drugs and/or novel psychoactive substances),
  • Currently living in Scotland,

We are asking you to complete a brief, anonymous online survey so we can include your views and understand your experience of use of digital technology.

Please review this and, if you are happy to participate, complete the survey: https://bit.ly/diginc-pwud

If you would like further information or need a paper copy, please contact Dr Hadi Daneshvar (hadi.daneshvar@stir.ac.uk)

Service Providers

If you work with people who use drugs in a organisation, please complete the online survey: https://bit.ly/diginc-providers