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Use of Naloxone by paramedics (FOI)

Use of Naloxone by paramedics (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 14 January 2020.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


I am looking into the use of Naloxone.

I wanted to submit a freedom of information request over its administration by paramedics in the last five years.

Please also break down as follows:

  • gender

  • age group (in five year brackets, i.e.16 to 21, 22 to 27 and so on)

  • the type of opioid thought to have been used

  • which area of your patch is has been most prevalently used


The table below provides figures for the administration of Naloxone, under the brand name Narcan, for the last five years. Information has been provided from a drugs audit.




It is estimated that to locate instances of use, and provide a breakdown by gender, age and related opioid over the last five years, would require the review of around 10,000 records for each relevant year and would therefore far exceed the time allowed under the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014.

Article applied
Article 16 A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive

(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.

Regulation 2 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014 allows an authority to refuse a request for information where the estimated cost of dealing with the request would exceed the specified amount of the cost limit of £500. This is the estimated cost of one person spending 12.5 working hours in determining whether the department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the information.

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