Supervised Consumption & Needle Exchange NEL


Commissioner:

Addaction

From the 1st April 2018, Addaction is taking over the contracting arrangements for supervised consumption and needle exchange services in North East Lincolnshire.

Pharmacy letter – North East Lincs

Service Specification:

Contract agreements for both supervised consumption and needle exchange will be sent to pharmacies via PharmOutcomes in the first week of the new contract.

Supervised Consumption
From 1st April, Addaction will be responsible for payment of invoices relating to the provision of supervised consumption. The payment for this service will remain at current levels.

Needle Exchange (relevant to pharmacies currently providing this service)
Pharmacies who are currently contracted to provide needle exchange services will be able to after 1st April 2018. The payment for this service will remain the same.

Please sign and return these to the following address:
Kelly Smith
Addaction
Suite 5-6, Swallow Court, Devonshire Gate, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 7EJ

More info:

Please note that a declaration of competence (via CPPE) is required as part of the registration process for the needle exchange module. This can be done up to three months after registering on the PharmOutcomes module.

Orion will contact each Needle Exchange pharmacy prior to 1st April in order to visit the pharmacy and ascertain the level of needle exchange waste collection required. They will also be able to give more information on the products and ordering process for the needle exchange supplies.

Claims:

Both of these services from 1st April 2018 must be claimed via PharmOutcomes.  Videos showing how to complete the service on PharmOutcomes can be found below:

PharmOutcomes – Supervised Consumption

PharmOutcomes – Needle Exchange