A new campaign to tackle medicines waste has been launched, backed by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the Health and Social Care Partnerships.

Every year in NHSScotland, £20 million is spent on medicines that are unused and can’t be recycled.

You can help tackle this issue by speaking up whenever you see medicines waste.

This could be in your home, if you take medicine yourself or care for someone else who does.

Or it could be at work, if you see waste in the way medicines are packaged, stored, and stocked.  

The Speak up! campaign aims to raise awareness of the significant and growing problem of medicines waste and to let staff know what you can do to help tackle it.

The campaign will run over four months and includes messages on repeat prescriptions, self care, the use of generic drugs rather than branded versions and ways in which staff can help tackle waste.

To find out more,  nhsggc.org.uk/speakup.

Help us to tackle medicines waste and use our resources better.