NNEF Register Now - Friday 6th June 2014. Free Training Event, Liverpool John Moores University.



On Friday 6th June, the National Needle Exchange Forum (NNEF) will hold its first free training event for members. The event is being organised in response to feedback
from our members on the widespread need for accessible and affordable training.

The event is free to attend, and certification can be provided toward personal development plans as well. The full agenda and programme can be downloaded here, and includes:

  • An introduction to needle exchange and safer injecting
  • Peer partnerships around needle and syringe distribution and disposal
  • It's not all BBVs: the direct complications of injecting drug use
  • Promoting overdose prevention

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About the NNEF

The National Needle Exchange Forum (NNEF) exists to actively promote and support the provision of high quality needle and syringe programmes, therefore ensuring the reduction of injecting-related harm as a key part of the English drugs strategy.

The NNEF members are needle and syringe programme staff, users and advocates from across England. The Forum meets at least once a year – these meetings are free for members to attend and include presentations from invited speakers, updates from delegates, and practical skills-sharing and discussions to promote good practice in this field.

The aims of the National Needle Exchange Forum (NNEF) are:

To identify and promote good practice in the development and delivery of needle and syringe programmes.


To inform policy-makers, partner agencies and the wider community about the benefits of needle and syringe programmes in order to ensure that harm reduction remains central to health policy in England.  
To raise awareness, and promote understanding, of the role of needle and syringe programmes.  
To establish and maintain a communication network for members of the Forum.  
To initiate and facilitate open, informed discussion and debate.  
To provide expert advice on issues related to needle and syringe programmes and injecting drug use  
To promote and develop links with relevant national and international organisations, including similar organisations in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.  

To see the NNEF Terms of Reference (updated in 2013), click here.