Wasted Prescription Medicines
We know that a lot of medicines are wasted, which has a cost implication for the NHS locally. There are some simple steps you can take to reduce medicines waste and save the NHS money:
- If you receive a repeat prescription you are no longer using, tell your GP
- Don’t stockpile medicines as they could go out of date. Order your medicines yourself as you know what you need and what you don’t to reduce stockpiling.
- Take any unused medicines back to the pharmacy for safe disposal – don’t put them down the toilet or in the bin.
If your GP prescribed you too much, tell them – sometimes you know how much you need best