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Medicine Waste Campaign
Posted on 7 Jan 2020
Wasted Prescription Medicines
Clinical Commissioning Groups in South West London are working together on a project to reduce medicine waste. Every prescription costs the NHS money, even if you pay a prescription charge.
Over £110 million worth of medication is returned to Pharmacies in the UK every year. Last year, it cost an additional £142,000 to collect and dispose of unwanted medication across South West London.
Ordering your own repeat prescriptions (ideally online):
- Ensures you only get the medicine you need at the time you need it
- Helps prevent the build-up of unused or old medicines at home
- Improves safety, reduces and saves medicines waste and saves valuable NHS resources
Medicine Waste Campaign Video
Please take a moment to watch the video below to find out how you can help