NSW Pharmacy Needle and Syringe Program

The Needle and Syringe Program is an evidence-based public health program, which aims to minimise the transmission of blood borne viruses amongst people who inject drugs.  

Pharmacy Needle and Syringe Program (PNSP) outlets are key contributors to Australia’s network of Needle and Syringe Program services, with community pharmacies representing over 50% of the needle and syringe program outlets located in the community. The community pharmacy network is well placed to provide assistance in the distribution of sterile injecting equipment, advice, and referral to treatment services.  

The PNSP is fully funded by the NSW Ministry of Health and is administered by The Pharmacy Guild of Australia (NSW Branch).

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Page last updated on: 22 March 2018