Around £6 million of medicine is returned unused to pharmacies every year across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
Vast amounts of medicines have to be destroyed because they can’t be used by anyone else. The NHS hasn’t got this money to spare. We need every penny to provide healthcare.
We are asking pharmacies, GP practices and everyone who takes or orders medicines to play their part in making sure that we don’t waste money in this way.
Medicines Matter is a pledge we can all make to reduce this waste.