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New Psychoactive substances (NPS): results of a questionnaire on the definition of NPS, proposals to establish a forensic centre for excellence, and improving data collection and information sharing

New Psychoactive substances (NPS): results of a questionnaire on the definition of NPS, proposals to establish a forensic centre for excellence, and improving data collection and information sharing

Thursday, February 18, 2016

ISBN: 9781786520197

Results of a questionnaire on the definition of new psychoactive substances, proposals to establish a forensic centre for excellence, and improving data collection and information sharing

Executive Summary

This report presents the results of a questionnaire on new psychoactive substances, issued by the Scottish Government in September 2015. The aim of the questionnaire was to gather views on three key areas: a definition of NPS, proposals to establish a forensic centre for excellence, and options for improving data collection and information sharing. The results will be used to further develop the Scottish Government’s policy programme on NPS.