In 2018, the independent Dundee Drugs Commission was asked by the Dundee Partnership to explore issues related to drug use across Dundee, given the high rates of drug deaths in the City. The Commission produced a report in August 2019 titled 'Responding to Drug Use with Kindness, Compassion and Hope' which pointed out a number of key messages under the themes of Leadership, Drug Deaths, Treatment and Mental Health, and concluded with a set of 16 headline recommendations for the Dundee Partnership to act upon.

A link to the Dundee Drugs Commission's main report can be found here:

The Dundee Partnership has now asked the Drugs Commission to reconvene to undertake a two-year on review of progress made against the report recommendations. Figure 8 Consultancy is again supporting the work of the Commission in its review and has put together a short survey to allow as many people as possible to contribute into the review. If you have an interest in the issues relating to drug use in Dundee then you are welcome to complete the survey. You can choose to either complete the survey as an individual or arrange for responses to be collated as an organisational response - or you could submit both! A question is included in the survey to allow you to indicate which type of response you are submitting.

The survey consists of six questions and should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. The survey will remain open until Friday October 1st at 5:00pm.

Your answers will be completely anonymous and no quotes will be used in our final report. Only Figure 8 Consultancy staff who are involved in the Commission will have access to the information provided in the survey, and they will provide a thematic summary of responses for the Commission to consider. Your data will be stored in a password-protected file on the Figure 8 Consultancy secure online storage facility (Microsoft OneDrive for Business with BitLocker encryption). The data we collect from you will be only for the purposes of the Commission's review and will be destroyed at the end of the project (January 2022).

If you would be keen to discuss your answers to the survey with a member of the Figure 8 team then you will have the option to leave your contact details at the end of the survey. Prior to the thematic analysis your contact details will be deleted to ensure they are not attached to the data being analysed.

Many thanks in anticipation of the time you take to complete the survey. Please feel free to circulate the survey link to anyone you know who might be interested in participating.

Should you have any queries or concerns regarding this survey, please contact Figure 8 Consultancy directly at:

☏ Phone: 07949775026