Services Database Needle & Syringe Exchange (Cheshire West & Chester Area)

Service ID



A needle and syringe programme where pharmacy staff will provide access to sterile needles and syringes, and sharps containers for return of used equipment. 1ml, 2ml and 5ml packs of injecting equipment will be supplied, free of charge, to clients in the scheme, together with community sharps bins and associated paraphernalia. Clients will be able to exchange more than one pack per visit. Clients requesting large quantities will be referred to the Harm Reduction services. Pharmacy staff will also help clients access treatment offering referral to specialist drug and alcohol treatment centres and health and social care professionals where appropriate.

Location of service

Cheshire & Wirral LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Needle & syringe programme

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The pharmacist must satisfy the requirements of the CPPE “Self-declaration of Competence for community pharmacy services - Needle and Syringe Programme”, complete a self- assessment of core competences and print and sign their “Personal Declaration of Qualifications and competence to deliver a Needle and Syringe Programme”.


This service is available in the Cheshire West & Chester area only