Needle and syringe programmes (PH18) (replaced by PH52)
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Needle and syringe programmes: providing people who inject drugs with injecting equipment
This guidance has been replaced by PH52 Needle and syringe programmes
The original guidance is available in the national web archive.
The guidance complements and supports, but does not replace, NICE public health guideline 4 (published March 2007) on drug and substance misuse.
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: needle and syringe programmes
This page was last updated: 09 April 2014
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