Medicines Waste Reduction Campaign
We are committed to ensuring our patients have the medications they need, but we can only do that by cutting out waste and not prescribing medicines which are not needed and not used.
Nationally every month large quantities of tablets, creams and inhalers are requested but never used or are requested even though the patient already has a stockpile at home.
Please help us to ensure that every patient can have the medicines that they need-
Do not order medicines that you will not take
Do not stockpile medicines
Only order what you need when you need it.
Unused medicines cannot be recycled – they must be destroyed
Please ask at reception if you would like a telephone consultation with a doctor to discuss your current medication.
Thank you for your help and support to use the NHS resources wisely for the benefit of us all.
WE REMAIN COMMITTED TO ENSURING EVERY PATIENT GETS WHAT EVERY PATIENT NEEDS if you would like further information about this campaign please access http://www.medicinewaste.com