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Around £6 million of medicine is returned unused to pharmacies every year across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
Vast amounts of medicines have to be destroyed because they can’t be used by anyone else.The NHS hasn’t got this money to spare. We need every penny to provide healthcare.
We are asking pharmacies, GP practices and everyone who takes or orders medicines to play their part in making sure that we don’t waste money in this way.
Medicines Matter is a pledge we can all make to reduce this waste.
The number of patients seeking dental advice from GPs is increasing. The treatment of dental problems is not the responsibility of GPs and people should contact their Pharmacist for simple mouth ulcers and teething, and a dentist for toothache, gum problems, wisdom teeth and bleeding from the gums. If your dental practice is not open or you cannot get an appointment ring 111 to find your local urgent or emergency dental services. In severe circumstances (severe swelling leading to problems with opening the mouth, swallowing or fever) go to the nearest accident and emergency department. Here's how you and your children can have healthy teeth and keep trips to the dentist to a minimum:
One in four people will experience mental illness at some point in their lives regardless of their job, income, gender, sexuality or age. It can happen to anyone.
South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health has developed a Toolbox that has helped a number of people to build their own plan dealing with emotions and preventing mental illness.
Pharmacists are qualified to provide expert advice and prescribe treatment for many winter illnesses such as sore throats and runny noses. With many GP surgeries closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, local pharmacies can provide a valuable service to the public to avoid an unnecessary trip to their local hospital.