Policies and Procedures

Pharmacy Needle and Syringe Program Terms and Conditions

Pharmacy Needle and Syringe Program

Hand Hygiene

Staff should ensure that the pharmacy’s procedure for hand hygiene is followed at all times.

Infection Control Guidelines

Pharmacies should maintain and follow a procedure for infection control.


Please ensure all staff are aware that adherence to the pharmacy's confidentiality policy is required with this service, as with any pharmacy service.

Pharmacy’s Little Helper

Pharmacy's Little Helper is also a great resource which covers a variety of information relating to harm minimisation.

In the event of a needle stick injury

Disposal of a discarded needle and syringe

  • Department of Health
  • Contact the Clean Needle Helpline which provides information about removing discarded needles and syringes from public places and information about what to do after a needle stick injury.  Freecall 1800 633 353

Additional Resources

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Page last updated on: 04 March 2021