Needle exchange services

Injecting drugs is highly dangerous and can lead to a number of complications, such as the transmission of blood borne viruses, over dose, damage to veins and injecting sites, bacterial infection, abscesses and increased risk of deep veined thrombosis.

Visit your local needle exchange  to access a range of sterile injecting equipment.

Needle exchange services

A specialist harm reduction and sexual health service is provided at the Health Shop, at The Wellbeing Hub on Hounds Gate.  They can provide support with safer injecting techniques and offer harm reduction advice. There is no needle exchange at The Wellbeing Hub. This is provided at the Harm Reduction Service on Broad Street and in pharmacies. Details below.
As part of Nottingham Recovery Network they can provide support accessing drug treatment.,

As The Health Shop includes a sexual health service, they are able to offer screening for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and Syphilis for people who do not have symptoms. They also offer the HIV fast test and can take blood via self venepuncture and dried blood spot testing. The Health Shop also provides pregnancy testing and emergency hormonal contraception (morning after pill).

The current opening hours are:

Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Wed: 9.30pm – 6.00pm
Saturday: 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
Appointments are required for some services, call us on 0115 844 1855 if you’re unsure.

A number of needle exchange services exist across the City.

A range of pharmacy Needle exchanges services are  available in the following areas:

Level 1 (Packs)

Applegate Pharmacy (NG7 3NS)
Monday – Friday 9am-6pm

Boots Clifton (NG11 8AA)
Monday – Friday  8am-7pm, Saturday 8:30am-5pm

Boots Mary Potter Centre (NG7 5HY)
Monday – Friday  8am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm

Boots Bilborough (NG8 4PN)
Monday – Friday  8am-6:30pm, Saturday 9am-5:30pm

Boots Bulwell Main Street (NG6 8QH)
Monday – Friday  8:30am-6pm, Saturday 9am-1pm

Boots Ilkeston Road (NG7 3GQ) (Closing on 24th January 2020)
Monday – Friday  8:30am-6:30pm (5:30pm on Thursday), Saturday 9am-1pm

 This pharmacy is closing on 24th January 2020 so will no longer be able to get needle exchange here.

The closest is Applegate Pharmacy (Alfreton Road), Midnight Pharmacy (Alfreton Road) or any pharmacies in Hyson Green.

Boots Riverside Retail Park (NG2 1RU)
Monday – Saturday 9am-midnight,
Sunday 10:30am-4:30pm

Carrington Pharmacy (NG5 2DA)
Monday – Friday  9am-6:30pm, Saturday 9am-4pm

Clifton Health Pharmacy (NG11 9FE)
Monday – Friday  9am-6pm – closed 1pm-2pm

Day Night Pharmacy (NG11 8AD)
Monday – Friday  7am-midnight, Saturday 9am-midnight

D Parmar Pharmacy (NG3 4JP)
Monday – Friday  9am-6pm – closed 1pm-2pm
Saturday 9am-1pm

Hyson Green Pharmacy (NG7 5JD)
Monday – Friday  8am-11pm, Saturday 9am-11pm,
Sunday 10am-9pm

Jaysons Pharmacy (NG8 2GB)
Monday – Friday  9am-6pm

Lloyds Pharmacy Beechdale (NG8 3LF)
Monday – Friday  8:30am-6:30pm, Saturday 9am-1pm

Lloyds Pharmacy Sneinton (NG2 4QL)
Monday – Friday  8:30am-6pm, Saturday 9am-1pm

Phakey’s Pharmacy (NG3 2FN)
Monday – Friday  9am-6:30pm (6:15 on Friday)
Saturday 9am-1pm

Sherwood Late Night Pharmacy (NG5 2DR)
Monday – Saturday 7:30am-11pm, Sunday 10am-5pm

Vantage Pharmacy (NG8 5HL)
Monday – Friday  8:30am-7pm

Knights Pharmacy (NG5 5EJ)
Monday – Friday  9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm

Well Pharmacy St. Ann’s Valley Centre (NG3 3GG)
Monday – Friday  8:30am-6:30pm, Saturday 9am-1pm

Well Pharmacy Aspley (NG8 5ND)
Monday – Friday  8:30am-6:30pm, Saturday 9am-1pm

Level 2 (Pick and Mix)

Asim’s Chemist (NG2 4BU)
Monday – Friday  9am-6:30pm – closed Friday 12:30pm-1:30pm
Saturday 9am-1pm

Evergreen Pharmacy (NG6 9FE)
Monday – Friday  8:30am-5:30pm – closed 1pm-2pm

Medina Chemist (NG7 5DR)
Monday – Friday  9am-9pm, Saturday 9am-7pm
Sunday 10am-7pm

Midnight Pharmacy (NG7 3PE)
Monday – Saturday 9am-midnight, Sunday 12am-midnight

Riverside Pharmacy (NG6 8QJ)
Monday – Saturday 8am-10pm, Sunday 8am-9pm

Acurate at January 2020

From 15th July 2019, you will no longer be able to access needle exchange from Boots in Broadmarsh.
Instead, you can access needle exchange from other pharmacies or the NRN Harm Reduction Service at the old Health Shop on Broad Street, next to the Broadway Cinema.

Closure poster Closure leaflet V2

Download pharmacy needle exchange list here, with opening times.

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