Reducing the cost of medicines waste
NHS Lambeth CCG is asking people to help reduce the cost of medicines waste. People on repeat prescriptions are being asked to avoid stockpiling medicines by checking how much medicine they have at home before asking for more.
Every prescription costs the NHS money, even if you pay a prescription charge. Unused prescription medicine costs the NHS around £300 million each year. This is money that could be spent on vital NHS services.
We ran campaigns between in late 2017 and 2018 with posters and leaflets in GP practices, messages on pharmacy prescription bags and adverts on Facebook.
For more information, please visit the following link: http://www.lambethccg.nhs.uk/news-and-publications/campaigns/Pages/Only-ask-for-what-you-need.aspx
Published: Jan 29, 2019