Needle & Syringe Programme
The overall aim of syringe and exchange services is to reduce the rates of equipment sharing amongst injecting drug users thereby preventing the risks of infection and drug related harm (individual and community).
If you are interested in providing this service in your pharmacy please click here for information on what you need to do.
Please remember if you are commissioned to provide this service that the people receiving the service are also likely to be eligible to receive the Hepatitis C Testing Advance Service.
Claims are processed through the Needle Exchange Database.
Service Co-ordinator: Colin Stansbie – firstname.lastname@example.org
Service Commissioner: Bradford Local Authority
Service Lead: Liz Barry – email@example.com
From Monday 1st July 2019 your equipment supplier is Exchange Supplies.
Head Office and Warehouse:
Address: Exchange Supplies, 1 Great Western Industrial Centre, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1RD.
Tel number: 01305 262 244, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Louise Evans, Mobile: 07403 241 244, Email: email@example.com
If you need a sharps collection then please email firstname.lastname@example.org as usual.
The service requires the pharmacy to provide a secure unit to house the clinical waste bin.
Claims are processed via PharmOutcomes.
Service Commissioner: Calderdale Recovery Steps, a partnership managed by Human Kind.
Service Lead: Adele Molyneux – Adele.Molyneux@calderdalerecoverysteps.org.uk
Claims are processed via NEO.
Service Commissioner: Change, Grow, Live (CGL)
Point of contact for pharmacies: Michelle Hey, 01484 353 333, email@example.com
The Leeds Needle Syringe Provision Service is currently delivered by Forward Leeds from 3 separate locations:
- Irford House, Seacroft Crescent, LS14 6PA
- Armley Park Court, 9 Stanningley Road, LS12 2AE
- 74 Kirkgate, LS2 7DJ
Forward Leeds is the alcohol and drug service in Leeds for adults, young people and families. In conjunction with Forward Leeds, the service is also delivered by a number of city-wide pharmacies. Pharmacies, with the assistance of the client, must fully complete a What Works prescription form. Pads of the What Works forms are provided by Forward Leeds. Please contact Forward Leeds if you run out. Details from the What Works forms must then be input on to PharmOutcomes. This not only works out what pharmacies need to be paid but also collates useful statistical information about the service.
Service Commissioner: Forward Leeds (Humankind), https://www.forwardleeds.co.uk/
Service Lead: Anne-Marie McMullan, 0113 887 2477
For any queries about the service, email the generic email box firstname.lastname@example.org and mark for the attention of Anne-Marie McMullan.
Needle & Syringe
Take Home Naloxone Service
All claims must be processed via PharmOutcomes.
Service Commissioner: Turning Point, 0300 123 1912 option 3 then option 1.
Last Updated: 15th October 2021