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Pharmacy service: needle and syringe provision

Pharmacy service: needle and syringe provision

From this CPD module you will learn:

  • A brief background to needle and syringe provision (NSP)
  • To identify types of drugs commonly associated with NSP supply, methods of use and how harm reduction advice can be tailored to an individual’s needs
  • The role of the pharmacy team in providing a high quality NSP service
  • About signposting to support available for pharmacies providing NSP

Download a printable PDF of this module – including the five-minute test – here

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NSP has been available from pharmacies in the UK since the 1980s,(1) and provides people who use substances - many of whom have no other contact with healthcare professionals - with access to paraphernalia, harm reduction advice and health and wellbeing support.

Background to NSP

NSP is a

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