Services Database Pharmacy Needle Exchange Service (Nottingham City Area)

Service ID



Pharmacy contractors will dispense sterile injecting equipment to injecting drug users and receive used injecting equipment in return for safe disposal. Pharmacy contractors will provide injecting related harm reduction advice and signpost to more specialist harm reduction services and/or treatment services as required.

Location of service

Nottinghamshire 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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Before a new pharmacy needle exchange service is established, the CDP will visit the pharmacy together with the pharmacy lead from the specialist needle exchange service for an on-site briefing and make necessary arrangements for the contract to be read and signed.

The pharmacist is encouraged to order and complete the latest CPPE courses relating to needle and syringe exchange as soon as possible prior to signing up to this contract and to maintain their levels of training in line with any new courses or guidance as they become available.


This service is available in the Nottingham City area only.