Services Database Needle Exchange (Bradford Area)

Service ID

44691

Description

This service includes the provision of sterile equipment, the safe disposal of used equipment and the on-going support for the providers and users of services.

Location of service

West Yorkshire 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

The BRIDGE Project and Project 6.

Dates

Start date:
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

Initial training will provided by the Needle Exchange Co-ordinator to pharmacists and pharmacy staff on joining the needle exchange scheme.

At least one member of the pharmacy staff must have completed a training session organised by the scheme.

Regular specialised training sessions for pharmacy staff are organised by the needle exchange scheme and it is strongly recommended that all staff attend these. Training will be provided by specialist workers from The BRIDGE Project and Project 6 - the local street drug agencies.

Comments

This service is available in the Bradford area only.