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 on Broad Street.  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:

Monday 9:30am-4:30pm

Tuesday 12:30pm-4.30pm

Wednesday 12:30pm-6pm

Thursday and Friday 12:30pm-4:30pm

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) opposite Tesco
Express on Alfreton Road on 77/78/79/79a bus route
Monday – Friday 9am-6pm

Boots Clifton (NG11 8AA) near Clifton Centre tram stop (48 bus route)
Monday – Friday  8am-7pm, Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm

Boots Mary Potter Centre (NG7 5HY) on Gregory
Boulevard, Hyson Green, up from The Forest tram stop
Monday – Friday  8am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm

Boots Bilborough (NG8 4PN) next to Bilborough Medical Centre, on 28 bus route
Monday – Friday  8am-6:30pm, Saturday 9am-5:30pm

Boots Riverside Retail Park (NG2 1RU) on 48/49 bus route near Clifton Bridge North
Monday – Saturday 9am-midnight,
Sunday 10:30am-4:30pm

Carrington Pharmacy (NG5 2DA) just up from Lidl on Mansfield Road on 87/88/89 and 56-59 bus routes
Monday – Friday  9am-6:30pm, Saturday 9am-4pm

Clifton Health Pharmacy (NG11 9FE) just opposite Holy Trinity tram stop in Clifton
Monday – Friday  9am-6pm – closed 1pm-2pm

Day Night Pharmacy (NG11 8AD) down from Clifton
Leisure Centre and near Rivergreen tram stop
Monday – Friday  7am-midnight, Saturday 9am-midnight

D Parmar Pharmacy (NG3 4JP) behind St. Ann’s
Allotments on 45/46/47 bus route
Monday – Friday  9am-6pm – closed 1pm-2pm
Saturday 9am-1pm

Forest Pharmacy (NG5 5HR) 131 Arnold Road, on 15 bus route
Monday – Friday  8:30am-6:30pm

Jaysons Pharmacy (NG8 2GB) Arleston Drive, Wollaton—just down from Fernwood School on 30 and 35 bus routes. Monday – Friday  9am-6pm

Knights Pharmacy (NG5 5EJ) at Rise Park Bus Terminus (Charles II) on 89 bus route
Monday – Friday  8:45am-7pm, Saturday 9am-1pm

Lloyds Pharmacy Beechdale Road, Aspley (NG8 3LF) next to Beechdale Surgery on 28 bus route
Monday – Friday  8:30am-6:30pm, Saturday 9am-12

Lloyds Pharmacy Sneinton (NG2 4QL) on Sneinton Road, on bus routes 24/25/27 and 43/44 Near Windmill
Monday – Friday  8:30am-6pm  **Naloxone supply**

Phakeys Pharmacy (NG3 2FN) on Carlton Road, next to Family Medical Centre, on 24/25/27 bus route
Monday – Friday  9am-6pm (Wednesday closed 1-2pm)
Saturday 9am-12 noon   **Naloxone supply**

Sherwood Late Night Pharmacy (NG5 2DR) on
Mansfield Road, on 87/88/89 and 56/57/58/59 bus routes. Near Welbeck Surgery
Monday – Saturday 7:30am-11pm, Sunday 10am-5pm

Vantage Pharmacy (NG8 5HL) on the edge of
Melbourne Park in Aspley on 79 bus route
Monday – Friday  8:30am-7pm

Well Pharmacy St. Ann’s Valley Centre (NG3 3GG) on the Wells Road on the 40/41 bus route. Near The Chase
Monday – Friday  8:30am-6:30pm

Well Pharmacy Aspley (NG8 5ND) opposite King George V Park on Broxtowe Lane, 77/78 and 35 bus routes
Monday – Friday  8:30am-6:30pm

Level 2 (Pick and Mix)

Asim’s Chemist (NG2 4BU) 14-16 Colwick Road, one road away from Sneinton Hermitage Community Centre on 44 bus route
Monday – Friday  9am-6:30pm – closed Friday 12:30pm-1:30pm
Saturday 9am-1pm

Evergreen Pharmacy (NG6 9FE) 232 Highbury Road
between Bulwell Town Centre and Highbury Hospital on 68/69 bus route
Monday – Friday  8:30am-5:30pm

Medina Chemist (NG7 5DR) 85 Radford Road, around the corner from Mary Potter Centre at the junction
Monday – Friday  9am-9pm, Saturday 9am-7pm
Sunday 10am-7pm

Midnight Pharmacy (NG7 3PE) 194 Alfreton Road opposite Peveril Street bus stop, route 77/78/79
Monday – Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 12am-8pm

Riverside Pharmacy (NG6 8QJ) on Main Street in Bulwell, in Bulwell Riverside Centre, across the river from Bulwell tram stop and train station
Monday – Saturday 8am-10pm, Sunday 8am-9pm

Acurate at February 2022

Download pharmacy needle exchange list here, with opening times.