Needle/Syringe Exchange

Needle/syringe exchanging

Murrays offer a Needle & Syringe Exchange Service from a number of our pharmacies. This is a discreet service, where service users can obtain packs and return used sharps to the pharmacy in a safe manner.

Benefits of the service

Keep safe – reduce the risk of hepatitis infections, benefits will include:

  • It is intended to reduce the need for re-using/sharing needles and the risk to health associated with such practices.
  • Aims to keep you and those around you safe.
  • Exchange your ‘works’ discreetly.

Free Walk-in service

You can walk-in to your nearest Murrays Pharmacy and exchange your Needles/syringes.

How does this service work?


Check our list of participating pharmacies- visit and register at the pharmacy.*


Pick up your needle/syringe requirements from our menu of offerings.


Return your ‘used works’ in exchange for replacement needle/syringes.

*This is available in selected Murrays pharmacies only.

How long does the consultation take?

Consultation with your Murrays pharmacist/advisor will take just a few minutes, as we check your eligibility for the scheme, explain the process and issue/collect needle exchange packs. Click below to find your nearest participating Murrays pharmacy.