Wasted Medicine is everyone's responsibility and there are small changes you can make to help reduce the amount of medicine being wasted.
These savings could be reinvested into more front line care and services that benefit all.
Unused medication cannot be recycled. It must be thrown away, whether or not the packaging has been opened.
DID YOU KNOW:
Unused prescription medication cost the NHS in the UK an estimated £300million each year. This could pay for........
11,778 More Community Nurses or
80,906 MORE Hip Replacements or
312.175 MORE Cataract Operations or
More drug treatments courses for breast cancer or Alzheimer's.
A message for all our Patients:
Only Order the medication that you require, and never over order.