Services Database Needle & Syringe Exchange Service (Wiltshire Area)

Service ID



Pharmacy teams will provide access to sterile needles and syringes, and sharps containers for the return of used equipment.

The pharmacy team will also provide support and advice to the user, including referral to other health and social care professionals and specialist drug and alcohol treatment services where appropriate. In addition, the pharmacy team will regularly promote safe practice to all users, including advice on sexual health and STIs, HIV and Hepatitis C transmission and Hepatitis B immunisation.

Location of service

Swindon & Wiltshire 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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The pharmacy contractor  must be able to demonstrate that pharmacists and staff involved in the provision of the service have undertaken CPD relevant to this service e.g. CPPE Opiate Treatment: supporting pharmacists for improved patient care open learning, Public Health – drug users, harm reduction workshop.

Attendance is also require at Council arranged contractor meetings to promote service development and update the knowledge of pharmacy staff.


This service is available in the Wiltshire area only.