Since 1986, Needle and Syringe Programs (NSPs) have provided services to people who inject drugs. It has also been a core component of current and previous National Strategies to reduce blood-borne viral infections and their associated health and social impacts.
Community pharmacies are recognised contributors to the Needle and Syringe Program, and as easily accessible healthcare destinations, are uniquely placed to support the community through provision of professional support and advice.
Within the Northern NSW region, close to 50% of all community pharmacies are actively participating in the Needle and Syringe Program. There continues to be opportunities to enhance and increase this service throughout the region, increasing the community pharmacy network’s contribution to this important public health initiative.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
Location: Quality Hotel Ballina Beach Resort - Cedar Cres & Compton Drive, East Ballina NSW 2478
Date: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm - Registration, refreshments and networking from 6pm
Upon successful completion of the workshop, pharmacists will receive a certificate of attendance to self-record 4 Group 2 CPD credits.