Northumberland Local Pharmacy Services

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It will shortly contain details of the services that are commissioned by Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group, Northumberland Local Authority and third party providers.

Details of the NEW Naloxone Service which  has been commissioned in response to COVID  are shown below

Mental PCOVID Naloxone Supply Service - Northumberland Council

With less frequent pick-ups of opiate substitute medicines, less supervised consumption, less support available face to face for clients, variation in illegal drug availability and purity, there is an increased risk of overdose during the current pandemic. Those patients in treatment will be provided with naloxone by Northumberland Recovery Partnership. This naloxone supply service is to provide access to naloxone for those people not engaged in treatment but accessing needle exchange via their community pharmacy and repeat supplies when needed.

Service details and funding - COVID letter 27th April 2020

Naloxone Prenoxad Patient  information Leaflet

Steps to Save a Life Northumberland

Supply of naloxone (prenoxad) Patient Supply Form

Naloxone submission user guide

Needle Exchange- Northumberland Council

To ensure that people who inject drugs within Northumberland have access to needle exchange facilities across the county.  

There are a number of health and social harms associated with illicit drug misuse.  Community based needle exchange and associated harm reduction initiatives are an important element of a wider approach aimed at reducing and preventing the spread of blood borne viruses and other drug related health harms and reducing drug related deaths.

Service details and funding - Needle Exchange 20-21

Nicotine Replacement Therapy- Northumberland Council

Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in England, and is one of the most significant factors that impact on health inequalities and ill health,              particularly cancer, coronary heart disease and respiratory disease. 
Reducing smoking prevalence therefore remains a key public health priority in reducing health inequalities and improving health among local populations.

Service details and fundingNRT 20-21

Pharmacy Intermediate Stop Smoking Service - Northumberland Council

To ensure patients who are smokers have an accessible treatment service to help them to stop smoking. 
This pharmacy-based service will help to increase choice and improve access to NHS Stop Smoking Services, especially for ‘hard to reach’ groups, such as pregnant women and young people. It will contribute to local public health and tobacco control strategies, which have a commitment to reduce smoking and contribute to the targets measured by the number of smokers who stop. 

Service details and funding - Stop Smoking 20-21

​Supervised Consumption - Northumberland Council

To ensure that service users in structured community based drug treatment in Northumberland have access to supervised opioid substitute treatment from community pharmacies covering access across the county.

Service details and fundingSupervised Consumption 20-21