Wasted or unused medicine is a serious and growing problem within the NHS that you can help tackle.
It is estimated that as much as
£300million is wasted every year on unused or partially used medication.
Unused prescription medicines cost the NHS in the UK an estimated £300million every year. This could pay for ...
11,778 MORE community nurses or
80,906 MORE hip replacements or
19,799 MORE drug treatment courses for breast cancer or
300,000 MORE drug treatment courses for Alzheimer's or
312,175 MORE cataract operations
Wasted medicine is everyone's responsibility and there are small changes you can make to help reduce the amount of medicine being wasted. These savings could be reinvested into more front line care and services for the benefit of all.
The Medicine Waste campaign is an ongoing initiative with campaigns occurring throughout the UK all year round.
Launching on the 20th June
NHS North Durham CCG
NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG