Reduce amount of wasted medicine

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Luton’s Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging patients to order repeat prescriptions from their GP practice, to reduce the amount of medicine that is wasted.

Dr Monica Alabi, local GP and assistant chair of the Luton CCG, said: “There are lots of easy ways to reorder, such as online or by letter, fax or appointment.

“Unintentionally stockpiling medicines is not only a waste of money for the NHS but could be a health and safety issue if a patient takes an out of date medicine.

“So please help us to use our valuable resources effectively.”

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