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Posted on: 15th April 2015

Needle Syringe Provision in Pharmacies across Essex

Open Road are pleased to announce that from the 1st April 2015 they will be managing the Needle Syringe Provision in Pharmacies across Essex.

The primary aim of a community pharmacy needle and syringe exchange scheme is to help reduce the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C and other blood-borne diseases amongst injecting drug misusers by providing clients with convenient access to sterile injecting equipment and a facility for the safe disposal of used equipment. We believe that the partnerships with these pharmacies will strengthen the service we can give people who wish to access support for substance misuse within a different locality setting.

We have linked with Frontier Medical Group who are now one of the leading suppliers of consumable products and services to healthcare providers in the UK, Europe and Internationally. Frontier will supply equipment to the Essex Pharmacists and for our Needle Syringe Provision service which are based in our four centres in Chelmsford, Colchester, Vange and Harlow.