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This programme has been developed by the Health Service Executive (Addiction Services) as one of a number of CPD programmes for pharmacists in the area of addiction.  

The programme can be taken entirely online and comprises two modules: (1) Brief Intervention in Pharmacy Harm Reduction Services and; (2) Needle and Foil Provision. Each module takes approximately one hour to complete.

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Four learning outcomes have been identified for this programme.  At the end of this programme you will:

  • be able to describe what is meant by brief intervention and its role in pharmacy harm reduction services (such as Opioid treatment provision or needle and syringe programme (NSP);
  • be able to identify elements required for delivery of a safe, quality pharmacy NSP;
  • have the necessary knowledge and skills to support the development of policies and procedures required for implementation of a NSP;
  • be able to identify actions to enhance the delivery of a NSP in the pharmacy.