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Script in a day for injecting drug users: a feasibility trial

Engaging heroin users in treatment with methadone and with needle and syringe programmes is important in protecting drug users from Hepatitis C (HCV) transmission.

 This project is aimed at reducing the barriers faced by heroin users, by offering access to the needle exchange scheme at Bristol Drugs Project, and the opportunity to start methadone treatment on the same day. This research is funded by the NIHR, under the ‘Research For Patient Benefit’ scheme.

 Dr Matthew Barber will discuss:

the process of applying for the grant

setting up the project

recruiting participants – all from the perspective of a ‘novice’ researcher.

working with a range of organisations, some of  which are new to the research arena.

collecting the data, the novel methods used, and the quality of the data


18th December 2012

Board Room, South Plaza, Bristol, 12:30-1.30pm

To book a place please register here:

Everyone is welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. Please bring your packed lunch. If you have any comments or questions please contact

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