Services Database Disposal of Used Sharps

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The community pharmacy will accept sharps containers containing used injectable sharps from patients. The pharmacy will safely store the returned sealed sharps bins until the regular collection by the nominated waste disposal collection company. The pharmacy is responsible for compliance with environmental agency stipulations. NHS England is responsible for and will arrange for the collection and disposal of the sharps through a waste collection contract.

Location of service

Gloucestershire LPC


NHS England

Method of commissioning

NHS Enhanced service (AT)

Source of funding

NHS England

Service type

Sharps disposal

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The pharmacy contractor has a duty to ensure that pharmacists and staff involved in the provision of the service have relevant knowledge and are appropriately trained in the operation of the service. This training must be recorded and updated annually. Evidence is to be provided.

All staff will have read and signed the SOP, and reviewed annually.

All staff will have read and signed the needle stick injury policy, and reviewed annually.