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Pharmacy Needle Exchange

The Pharmacy Needle Exchange Programme is carried out in more than 100 pharmacies nationwide. Community pharmacy-based needle exchange allows patients to pick up sterile injecting equipment and return used items. Pharmacists also refer patients to appropriate services like:

  • addiction treatment and counselling centres; and 
  • centres which carry out blood-borne virus testing and hepatitis B vaccinations.

The Needle Exchange Review was commissioned by the National Social Inclusion office. 

Patients can identify pharmacies taking part by the international needle exchange logo on their shopfronts.

pharmacy needle exchange

For further information please contact:

Norma Harnedy National Liaison Pharmacist

Tim Bingham National Pharmacy Liaison Worker