Harm Reduction Services

All harm reduction services are commissioned by CGL.

CGL Core MAT Update 4th April 2024

Service Specification & Contract Details
Training Requirements

Core MAT service:

  • All pharmacists and technicians (including locums) involved in delivering the service must complete the  CPPE Declaration of Competence (DoC) for Supervised administration of prescribed medicine. You will need to complete the DoC in order to record provisions for the service on PharmOutcomes. Provisions will need to be entered on a daily/regular basis so ensure any locums have completed the required training. There is a three month grace period.
  • CGL will organise quarterly training events. These may be face to face or virtual. Attendance at all of these events is recommended, but at least one staff member from each pharmacy must attend at least one event annually

Needle Exchange:

Take Home Naloxone:

Only pharmacies offering Needle Exchange and Supervised Consumption services are eligible for this service. Pharmacists must have completed the required training for those services prior to offering the Take Home Naloxone service. 

  • A pharmacist and other pharmacy representative must attend an initial training session and any updates organised by CGL.
  • Completion of the free online Naloxone course provided by SMMGP FreeLearn

Service Contacts

To order needle exchange kits use the web based portal https://fcom.uk/login
If you have problems accessing the site contact NXSales@vernagroup.com in the first instance or call 01495 235 800

Contact details for Aspire

Pharmacy Liaison 
For Cambridgeshire (except Fenland)
David Trickey – David.Trickey@cgl.org.uk or 07435 781732
Emma Larner – Emma.Larner@cgl.org.uk or 07776961622

For Peterborough and Fenland:
Lisa Bishop – Lisa.Bishop@cgl.org.uk or o7918 277280

The shared mailbox is –  PharmacyLiaison.Peterborough@cgl.org.uk

For any clinical queries

Aspire Peterborough city centre – 01733 895624 or peterborough@cgl.org.uk


Claimed via PharmOutcomes 

PharmOutcomes Guide – Core MAT Pharmacy Manual v1.1 Feb 24


Dial 999 if a client is in immediate danger, needs urgent medical attention or is the victim of a serious crime.

For further information visit the safeguarding website – www.safeguardingcambspeterborough.org.uk

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