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Future of Braintree Hospital ‘never in doubt’

Health Commissioners announce new provider at community hospital.

Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (MECCG) announced today (10 March 2014) that the contract for running services at Braintree Community Hospital will transfer to Mid Essex Hospital Trust (MEHT) from current providers, Serco.

Wasted medicines are costing your local NHS!

Do you need everything on your prescription this month?  Please check first....

The NHS is facing significant financial pressure as are other public services across the UK. A significant area where the NHS can save money is on repeat prescriptions, which are ordered and collected by patients but then not used. It is estimated that £90 million worth of unused prescription medicines are retained in individuals homes at any one time!  Money is wasted everyday through patients receiving medicines they don’t really need and will not take.