IMS introduction and overview
This short presentation introduces the Integrated Monitoring System, and includes figures from the 2017-18 reporting period as examples of outputs from the system.
IMS cohorts methodology
This diagram explains the process where IMS clients are divided into one of the three cohort groups: PWID Psychoactive Drug / PWID Steroids & IPEDs / Brief Intervention ‘only’ clients.
IMS client numbers methodology
IMS is primarily used for the recording of 'non-structured' (Tier 2) activity so does not use a 'discharge date'. This example illustrates where clients are counted as 'active' if they have any activity recorded during the report period.
IMS events and presentations
IMS events include the annual IMS user group event, and annual DRD (drug related death) conferences. In addition to use by Local Authority Public Health commissioners data from IMS has been presented at internation harm reduction conferences and in harm reduction publications.