There is an estimated £300 million of waste medicines each year in England and the Lincolnshire share is £5 million which could fund 330 courses of breast cancer treatment. It is estimated that at least 50% of all waste medicines is preventable.
It’s really easy to help reduce this figure by simply checking your medicines regularly to make sure that you actually need them before ordering.
Our trained pharmacists can offer a free NHS Medicines Use Review to patients taking two or more regular medicines.
The NHS Medicines Use Review is in addition to the clinical review provided by your doctor and ensures that you understand why they have been prescribed and the most appropriate way to take them.