Services Database Needle Exchange (Across Staffordshire – 2 LPCs involved)

Service ID

36248

Description

Please note this service is commissioned across Staffordshire. Therefore, the following LPCs have the same service in their areas:

  • North Staffordshire LPC
  • South Staffordshire LPC

The pharmacy will provide a range of injecting equipment as deemed appropriate by the purchaser following national legislation and local policy in packs with written information on harm reduction (for example, on safer injecting or overdose prevention), plus provision for referral on to One Recovery Staffordshire (for example, vaccinations, drug treatment and secondary care). 

The pharmacy will provide an introduction of the scheme and explain the rationale behind the needle exchange service to customers, as well as issuing information leaflets regarding services on offer.

Location of service

North Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent 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

One Recovery Staffordshire

Dates

Start date:
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

On induction to the service, the pharmacy will be given an Induction Pack consisting of harm reduction information, advice leaflets and a list of appropriate contact details and One Recovery Staffordshire will provide updates as required.

Staff must attend infection prevention and control training annually. An infection prevention self audit assessment will be provided by One
Recovery Staffordshire on an annual basis.

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