16th July 2018
Every year in NHSScotland, £20 million is spent on medicines waste. The biggest problem comes from repeat prescriptions that people no longer need or use.
A new campaign has been launched by NHSGGC and the six Health and Social Care Partnerships in the area to highlight the significant and growing problem of medicines waste and to encourage us all to help tackle it.
A recent survey of staff in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde highlighted a lack of awareness that medication can’t be re-used once it is returned.
#GPPharmacists read more via the following link to see how you can raise awareness and reduce medicines wastage in your practices: