Needle and Syringe Exchange Service

Home Tupton Pharmacy Services Needle and Syringe Exchange Service
Needle

Needle and Syringe Exchange Service - Tupton Pharmacy, Tupton

What is the needle and syringe exchange service?

 

The needle and syringe exchange service is a free, impartial and confidential service provided to those who regularly inject drugs. Exchanging used needles and syringes reduces your chances of contracting deadly viruses and diseases.

 

This scheme is important as it helps those who use injectable drugs to stay as safe as possible.

 

What does the service provide?

 

Under the service, those willing to take the first step will be provided with free access to new, sterilised needle and syringe packets. Users can also dispose of their used needles and syringes to the pharmacy in a hygienic and safe manner.

 

What diseases are commonly found in used needles and syringes?

 

Most diseases and infections caught from needles and syringes are bloodborne. They are contracted by the blood to blood contact you’d expect from the instruments being shared.

 

Common diseases that can be contracted are:

  • Hepatitis B (HBV)
  • Hepatitis C (HCV)
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

What we will do to help

 

At Tupton Pharmacy, we have a duty of care to our patients who have a drug addiction and want to stay safe. We will help you to dispose of any dangerous needles and syringes and provide you with new and sterile equipment. We will discuss your issues in an impartial and private manner and offer our full support if you choose to go ahead with further action to stop your usage.

 

If you would like to know more information on our needle and syringe exchange service, please visit Tupton Pharmacy, Tupton today or give us a call on 01246 864697.

Adam Tomlinson
Adam Tomlinson
Very helpful staff, this pharmacy is a pillar of the community ??
Steve Tagg
Steve Tagg
Great community pharmacy, friendly and helpful staff, always prepared to Go the extra mile to ensure our prescription medications are in stock and updated
Emma Edwards
Emma Edwards
The people are fantastic and always so helpful.
Dianne Telford
Dianne Telford
My husband collects a repeat prescription every month. The service runs like clockwork, the pharmacy staff are very well organised, friendly and efficient. He has not had any problems and is very happy with the set-up. Many thanks.
Georgia Beighton
Georgia Beighton
Very nice staff always helpful, the pharmacist is so nice and so helpful always goes out of his way to help people!
Pam Windley
Pam Windley
A flourishing Pharmacey in our village. It has been great to see you moving into participation with our social media and advertising that you are there for us. The ramp you have provided for people with disabilities to access you shop is an amazing achievement for a small business. Well done. Through the Covid virus you have excelled in communication and delivering prescriptions around our village to those who were isolating. Obviously this meant so much more extra work for you. I thank you in your all round efforts to be part of our village. Keep up the the good work Tupton people are grateful and we need you.
Barru Key
Barru Key
Amazing staff.well organised.very polite.allways able to ask questions and advise.well done all of you for your service.top class.stay safe.
Geoff Hicks
Geoff Hicks
Great service, always helpful, always cheerful, always smiling. Keep it up.