NHS Needle and Syringe Programme

If you use sharps (medical devices with sharp points or edges, such as needles or lancets for diabetes), you will need to ensure you dispose of them safely.

To prevent injury to yourself and others, only dispose of sharps in a medical sharps bin, which should have been provided by your GP or hospital.
If you don’t have a sharps bin, ask your local GP practice for one or contact your Day Lewis Pharmacy, and we will advise you of how to dispose of your sharps safely.

If your sharps bin is full, you should either have these collected from your home by the local council or return it to a hospital or GP practice. A few community pharmacies are also authorised to receive full sharps bins. If you are unsure of how to dispose of your sharps bin in the area in which you live, please visit your local Day Lewis Pharmacy.

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