Calling 999: ambulance call-outs, and the police
Calling 999: ambulance and police call-out survey
This is an ongoing survey, a snapshot, launched in August 2020. Click here If you would like to take the short 2-minute survey which is anonymous.
This is a summary of the findings* to date (12-11-20) which we update regularly:
- Gay men are less likely to call for an ambulance in overdose situations because they are fearful the police will turn up as well.
38.2% Strongly agree; 35.3% Agree; 11.8% Uncertain; 14.7% Disagree
- How do you know gay men are less likely to call for an ambulance in overdose situations because they are fearful the police will turn up as well?
32.3% personal experience; 41.9% heard stories/ word of mouth; 9.7% Just something I know; 16.1% other explanations
- In overdose situations when an ambulance AND the police have turned up …
40.6% had direct experience; 50% had heard stories/ word of mouth; 9.4% other
- If someone overdoses on ‘G’ and is unconscious, what are you more likely to do if you cannot wake them?
54.5% said to call 999; 45.5% said would let them sleep it off; 36.4% said would try first aid**
- If you were to call 999 for an ambulance, how likely do you think it is the police would turn up as well?
42.4% very likely; 24.2% likely, 30.3% uncertain; 3% unlikely
- Where was your last chemsex experience?
73% London; 16.2% England; 2.7% Wales; 8.1% Other
- Which chemsex drugs have you used?
83.8% Crystal meth; 94.6% GHB or GBL; 43.2% Mephedrone; 27% Other drugs**