Services Database Needle & Syringe Programme (Hampshire Area)

Service ID

44916

Description

A three level service. The key elements of each level are summarised below:

Level 1

  • Registration of NSP clients;
  • Supply of pre-packed needle exchange packs;
  • Receipt and secure storage of used injecting equipment;
  • Supply of printed harm minimisation literature;
  • Sign-posting to Level 2/3 sites, Primary Care, GUM services and to specialist drug treatment services; and
  • Data recording and upload via web-based tool.

(NB – this level of service is intended as emergency provision only. Regular users should be supported to engage with Level 2/3 sites).

Level 2

  • Registration of NSP clients;
  • Supply of comprehensive range of injecting equipment on a user-led ‘pick and mix’ (bespoke) basis;
  • Receipt and secure storage of used injecting equipment;
  • Provision of one-to-one brief harm minimisation and health promotion interventions (including advice and information on how to reduce the harms caused by injecting drugs);
  • Signposting to GUM services and Primary Care;
  • Referral to specialist drug treatment services; and
  • Data recording and upload via web-based tool.

Level 3

  • Registration of NSP clients;
  • Mini Health Check (to include wound site management check);
  • Blood-borne virus testing (dry-blood spot) and post-test counselling;
  • Supply of comprehensive range of injecting equipment on a user-led ‘pick and mix’ (bespoke) basis;
  • Receipt and secure storage of used injecting equipment;
  • Provision of one-to-one brief harm minimisation and health promotion interventions (including advice and information on how to reduce the harms caused by injecting drugs);
  • Sign-posting to GUM services and Primary Care;
  • Referral to specialist drug treatment services; and
  • Data recording and upload via web-based tool.

Location of service

Hampshire & IOW LPC

Commissioner

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Service type

Needle & syringe programme

Other organisations involved

Dates

Start date:
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

Pharmacists delivering the Level 2 and 3 service will be required to complete the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) open learning module “Substance misuse” (Pharmacists having completed levels 1 and 2 of the RCGP Certificate of Management of Drug Misuse in Primary Care will be excused the above requirement).

All pharmacists delivering the service will also need to complete the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults programme.

All practitioners and staff delivering the service will need to attend at least one partnership CPD event per year.

Comments

This service is available in the Hampshire area only.