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Needle exchange services in Knowsley: An investigation into the needs and experiences of staff and service users

Bates, G and Pendlebury, M and Cochrane, MA and Mackridge, AJ (2015) Needle exchange services in Knowsley: An investigation into the needs and experiences of staff and service users. LJMU Centre for Public Health, LJMU Centre for Public Health.

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Abstract

This work was commissioned by Knowsley Council to inform the development of needle exchange (NEX) services in Knowsley and to ensure that they meet the needs of people who inject drugs (PWID) locally. The views and experiences of both service users and staff from drug services and pharmacies offering needle exchange services in Knowsley were sought regarding the extent to
which NEX are meeting the needs of PWID including their perceptions regarding the support available, NEX accessibility and service delivery. Findings are considered in the context of NICE guidelines on the optimal provision of needle and syringe programmes in England.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Public Health Institute
Publisher: LJMU Centre for Public Health
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2016 10:38
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2016 10:38
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3700

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