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Making the most of your medicines

Medicine waste is a serious and growing problem within the NHS.

Sometimes, patients or their carers continue to request more repeat medicines than they need and stockpile them at home.

This wastes millions of pounds and huge quantities of medicines.

To get the best from your medicines, ask your GP, nurse or pharmacist for advice. Make the most of your medicines

A repeat prescription is for when you and your doctor agree that you need some medicines on a regular basis. Repeat prescriptions, what you need to know

Please do the medicines self-assessment questionnaire.  There are five questions that will help you understand if you might benefit from spending some time with a healthcare professional to discuss your medicines.Medication assessment form

After you have answered the question take a look at the results to look at recommendations for finding out more about your medicines. Results of medication assessment

Medicine wastage

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