In January 2015, Cannock Chase CCG launched a campaign to help reduce the £1.5million of medicines wasted every year across the local area.
In partnership with Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the CCG is urging the public to join them in the campaign aimed at preventing money being wasted on unused or unnecessary medicines. This money could be reinvested in vital, local healthcare services.
Posters, leaflets and stickers on prescription bags have been distributed to pharmacies and GP surgeries across Stafford and Cannock areas urging patients to think carefully about the costs and to help manage their medicines better.
May Bank holiday opening times for pharmacies
Think PHARMACY FIRST and go to a community pharmacy for help and advice. Pharmacy First Services help ease pressure on the NHS acute services and help patients access the care they need.