To reduce the sharing of needles, syringes and other drug taking equipment there are a range of needle exchanges based at pharmacies across the city and a specialist needle exchange based in the Derby Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service.
Where are the Pharmacy Needle Exchanges?
The following pharmacies in Derby provide needle exchanges (including steroid packs):
The following pharmacies in Derby provide needle exchanges (excluding steroid packs):
What do the needle exchanges provide?
All needle exchanges will provide sterile injecting equipment and the safe disposal of used equipment. Pharmacies will provide a pack of injecting equipment depending on what type of drug is used. The packs include:
Opiate user pack
Non-opiate user pack
Steroid injector pack
Specialist Needle Exchange
In Derby the specialist needle exchange is based at:
Derby Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service, St Andrews House, 201 London Road, Derby, DE1 2TZ.
For more information about the specialist needle exchange telephone: 0300 790 0265.
The specialist needle exchange provides sterile injecting equipment and also offers a range of information and advice about injecting practice including injecting performance enhancing drugs. One-to-one support and advice is provided which may include information around injecting techniques, overdose risks, testing for blood borne infections including Hepatitis B, C and HIV infections, Hepatitis A & B immunisations and referral to other services.