Needle and Syringe Exchange

Update: Due to COVID-19, there may be a temporarily disruption to this service in some areas, please check with your local HSCB office for further guidance.


The Needle and Syringe Exchange service (NSES) is commissioned by the Public Health Agency (PHA) and Health and Social Care Board (HSCB). It provides access to necessary equipment required for safer consumption for people who inject drugs (PWIDs) and enhances the safe disposal of used equipment in order to reduce the risk of transmission of blood borne viruses from contaminated material and drug-related litter.

Service specification:

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Guidance:

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Order form:

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List of CP providers:

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Low threshold services:

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Drug equipment available poster:

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