Previous post (link) highlighted the scale of the problem of medicines waste. A new website: medicinewaste.com has been launched and it details what you can do to help reduce the number of wasted medicines in the NHS. Some great tips include:
- Let your GP or Pharmacist know if you’ve stopped taking any of your medicines
- Check what medicines you still have at home before re-ordering
- Discuss your medication with your GP or Pharmacist on a regular basis
Please do check the website out and let us save the NHS some bucks! We may just be able to afford that extra hip replacement, community nurse or the drug treatment course for breast cancer or Alzheimer’s!
and that will be very cushty!