Open the bag- your medicines, your NHS

Did you know every year in mid Essex an estimated £2million of unused medicines are wasted?

That’s why Mid Essex CCG have launched a campaign called Your Medicines, Your NHS to make local people aware of all the big costs involved in prescriptions.

So please open your prescription bag in the pharmacy and see if you still need all items in the bag, and if not to hand back surplus items to the pharmacy staff before leaving the pharmacy. If you notice you have surplus medications after you have left the pharmacy, it cannot be returned for use by anyone else even if it hasn’t been opened. You will be able to order these items next time if you need them.

Make a pledge now and support the campaign on social media.

Livewell Partners