Evaluation of the Retractable Needle and Syringe Technology Initiative

Project Type - Service planning

Year

  • 2004

Description

HOI conducted an evaluation of each component of the Implementation Plan for the Retractable Needle and Syringe Technology between 2002-03 and 2004-05 (inclusive) and reported to the Department with recommendations for progressing the initiative. The activities that were evaluated included: 'Request for Information' process with industry; National Consultation Process; Implementation Reference Group; 'Request for Product Information' process with industry; Mapping of Community Disposal Facilities; Pilot Studies of retractable needles and syringes; and Economic Analysis. The evaluation called for consultations with a wide range of stakeholders in NSPs across Australia, addressing both policy and practical issues as they affected the initiative.