Goldthorpe should have NSP provision offered as a part of the substance misuse services that operate from The Factory. The provision of NSP was opposed by local councillors and successive treatment providers have allowed this to go unchallenged. The area has very poor NSP coverage with the nearest pharmacy exchange operating in thurmscoe. The lack of NSP in goldthorpe means that the sharing & reuse of injecting equipment and other paraphernalia is commonplace.
The local councillors who opposed NSP provision should receive proper briefings on why NSP and harm reduction services are the most important aspect of substance misuse treatment that benefits the entire community.
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