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    This page has been designed to support the Pharmacy Needle Exchange . The Pharmacy Needle Exchange Programme, a partnership initiative between the Elton John Aids Foundation, Irish Pharmacy Union and the HSE .

    Action 34 of The National Drugs Strategy (NDS) 2009-2016,highlights the need to expand the availability of needle exchanges services, where needed. At end of 2011 42 pharmacies will be participating.

    The programme will be evaluated over its life time; with programme reviews happening on a 12 month basis; a cost effectiveness review being conducted on all current forms of NEX provision currently funded by the HSE with an anticipated timeframe of Q4 2012 for completion and an external evaluation to be carried out in the later stages of year 3.



    What’s in the pack

    • single filter syringe with an attached needle
    • stainless steel spoon
    • one sterile alcohol swab
    • sachet of citric
    • 5ml water for injection
    • information leaflet

    For more information on the filter syringe Watch

    Download a copy of the pharmacy leaflet

    To search for services in a area

    For more information National Liaison Pharmacy Office

    Norma Harnedy National Liasion Pharmacist
    Regional Drug Co-ordination Unit,
    HSE Mid-West, PO Box 486 Corporate House,
    Mungret Street, Limerick

    Phone: 061 318 633 Fax No: 061 469 143

    Email  normam.harnedy@hse.ie


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