Services Database Community Pharmacy Needle Syringe Exchange Scheme (Nottinghamshire County Area)

Service ID

44858

Description

Pharmacy contractors will dispense sterile injecting equipment to injecting drug users and receive used injecting equipment in return for safe disposal. Pharmacy contractors will provide injecting related harm reduction advice and signpost to more specialist harm reduction services and/or treatment services as required.

Location of service

Nottinghamshire LPC

Commissioner

Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Needle & syringe programme

Other organisations involved

Dates

Start date:
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

The pharmacist is encouraged to order and complete as soon as possible the latest CPPE course (presently ‘Drug Use and Misuse Pharmacist version’) prior to signing up to the service.

Pharmacy technicians involved in providing the service may wish to complete the CPPE course 'Substance use and misuse: fundamentals and practicalities for the pharmacy technician'.

Comments

This service is available in the Nottinghamshire County area only.