Naloxone is now available from Hawks Pharmacy

Naloxone is a life-saving medication that is used to rapidly reverse the effects when someone experiences an opioid overdose (e.g. from heroin or methadone). Naloxone is easy to administer and under a new pilot scheme in Kingston, it is now available from Hawks Pharmacy (Hawks Road, Kingston, KT1 3DG) to opioid users and their friends, family members, carers and staff in relevant roles. Kingston Wellbeing Service (Surbiton Health Centre, Ewell Road, Surbiton, KT6 6EZ) can also provide naloxone. 

Signs of an overdose include; pinpoint pupils, unconsciousness and difficulties with breathing. If someone experiences an overdose you should: administer naloxone, call 999 and stay until help arrives.

Kingston’s drug and alcohol service, Kingston Wellbeing Service, is available to provide brief training and naloxone for staff to carry or to distribute to people who may be using heroin themselves and their family and friends. To access training, please email Medhavi.Bucktowonsing@candi.nhs.uk

13:21, 17 Dec 2021 by Jo Maye