Statement on Needle and Syringe Exchange Scheme

The Public Health Agency (PHA) and Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) have maintained regular communication and support with J McGregor Chemist over their provision of a Needle and Syringe Exchange Scheme (NSES) at their pharmacy on Botanic Avenue, Belfast. J McGregor Chemist has taken the decision to withdraw the NSES from their Botanic Avenue pharmacy. The pharmacy has been an integral part of the NSES for more than 23 years and has provided a highly valuable health service to the local community, which we sincerely thank them for. The PHA and HSCB will continue to work alongside J McGregor