Research Studies

IONA- Identification of Novel Psychoactive Substances

Start Date
SEP 2020
End Date
JUL 2024
Co-ordinated by
Newcastle University/ Newcastle Hospitals NHS trust
Local PI
Dr Christopher Gough
Lead Research Practitioner
Alistair Morris

This study aims to analyse clinical blood samples from patients who attend the Emergency Department with suspected drug misuse. This is to follow trends and regional differences in the substances encountered. IONA aims to link the presence of confirmed drug exposure to the toxic effects experienced by patients.