The service provides clean and sterile needles to those who need them. By providing clean needles the risk of transmitting infections whilst injecting is reduced.
Anybody can use the needle exchange service providing you reach the locality criteria. The pharmacy can provide patients with different packs dependent on the size of syringe required. The size of syringe will vary depending on the drug that is being injected. When collecting a new pack the service user can leave the sharps bin from the previous pack for destruction. The pharmacist can provide further support on how to receive help if the service user requests more information.