Approximately 1.1million pounds of medicines is wasted locally every year. This is money that could have paid for other treatment and services. Through our Medicines Waste campaign we aimed to raise awareness of how we can all help reduce this waste.
Our campaign ran from July to the end of September 2015 and we asked people to use their repeat prescription more wisely:
Think...whether you need to order all the items on your repeat prescription.
Tick...only the items you need.
Tell...your GP or Pharmacist if there are items you are no longer taking, or are not taking as prescribed.
If you would like to learn more about our campaign please pdf view our poster (276 KB) .