Report of a study carried out by students at the University of Bath at the end of 2011 to calculate the extent to which community pharmacies in England provide needle exchange.
This work was undertaken for a final year Masters of Pharmacy group project between October 2011 and January 2012. Four students designed and implemented the methods, each conducting an equal share of the data collection. They pooled their results and analysed them individually for the purposes of their assessment. Their work was supervised by their academic tutor J Scott. This document presents a summary of the work and its key findings, prepared by J Scott, for the purpose of disseminating the findings to those who participated and other interested parties.