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.

UPDATE 06/12 - Flood warnings issued across Essex

The flood situation in Essex has now been downgraded from severe flood warning  to a flood warning.

There is still some risk to properties but the high tides have passed and whilst the full picture will not be known for some time, it appears that the county has fortunately not seen the same conditions as other parts of the country.