Services Database Supply of Naloxone (Nyxoid) (Knowsley Area)
- Take home naloxone provision is available to all presenting adults (aged 18 and over) who attend for either needle exchange or supervised consumption of their opiate substitute medication. Young people under 18 years old should be sign-posted to the local specialised Young People’s Service.
- Identify suitable service users and supply naloxone in the form of a Nasal Naloxone kit through engagement in the pharmacy, particularly those supervised consumption, accessing needle exchange and/or opioid substitution therapy, informing clients about harm reduction and the benefits of carrying a naloxone.
- All service users in contact with opioids are to be offered training in recognising the symptoms of opioid overdose, how to respond appropriately and how to administer naloxone (see Appendix 1). The training is not time consuming.
- The naloxone and overdose training can be delivered by any member of the pharmacy team who has been appropriately trained and has been deemed competent to do so by the pharmacist in charge. Once completed, a take-home naloxone kit may be issued to the service user.
- The pharmacy will provide support and advice to the user, including referral to other health and social care professionals and specialist drug treatment service where appropriate.
Location of service
Halton, St Helens & Knowsley LPC
Local Authority (LA)
Method of commissioning
Local Authority contract
Source of funding
Other organisations involved