Services Database Harm Reduction Needle Exchange (Calderdale Area)

Service ID



To provide a needle exchange service to adults over the age of 18 who are intravenous drug injectors, this service to include the provision of the following equipment:

  • Pack A - 2 x 1ml Myjector syringes, 2 x citric acid, swabs, spoons
  • Pack B – 10 X 1ml Myjector syringes, 10 x citric acid and swabs
  • Pack C – 10 x 2ml Syringes, 10 x 5/8” Orange Needles, 10 x citric acid and swabs
  • Pack D (Steroid Use ) – 10 x 2 ml Syringes and 10 x 1.5” Purple Needles
  • 10 x Spoons and filters
  • Sharps Pocketbin .25 litre or .4 litre
  • Secure Sharps Bin within pharmacy for disposal of service user needle exchange equipment

Also to provide the target population with a safe, clean designated space within pharmacies where clients can be given advice, leaflets and signposting information.

Location of service

West Yorkshire LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Needle & syringe programme

Other organisations involved


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Pharmacists must complete the CPPE Substance Use and Misuse Open Learning Programme and accompanying assessment. (10 hours)

CPPE also has a Pharmacy Technician Substance Use and Misuse open learning programme available: Substance Use and Misuse: Fundamental and Practicalities for the Pharmacy Technician. Although not a requisite for services provision, this will support the development of such services.

The local authority will provide an annual training event. It is recommended and beneficial that pharmacists and pharmacy staff attend this event to promote good practice and update the knowledge of pharmacist/s and staff in all the pharmacy based schemes.


This service is available in the Calderdale area only.