Naloxone Framework for Supply

Download: NHS Lothian Take Home Naloxone Supply Competency Framework

In 2015 legislation was passed to allow the supply of naloxone, a Prescription only Medicine, without the need for a prescription or Patient Group Direction. The legislation is specific to services which provide drug treatment i.e. provide Opioid Replacement Therapy (ORT) or Injecting Equipment Provision (IEP).

This framework relates only to the supply of naloxone hydrochloride injection for lay administration and includes actions which must be followed. You must be authorised by name and have undertaken local naloxone supply competency framework training, under the current version of this framework to be able to issue supplies of Take Home Naloxone.

Authorisation to supply using this framework only allows supplies to be made under the framework as specified; supplies issued on prescription or by patient group directive (PGD) must be made by the appropriate professional.

Last Reviewed: 31/07/2017