Quality Improvement in NHS Services
In recognition of the challenging financial situation that the NHS is facing, the Government has implemented a series of sweeping changes throughout the NHS with a view to making the service more efficient and cost effective.
Reducing Medicines Waste
Each year NHS Halton & St Helens spends around £60 million on medicines, however we know that at least £1.5 million worth of medicines each year are returned to pharmacies unused. These medicines cannot be re-used and are destroyed. Please ONLY order medication that you need and do not stockpile your medicines at home. If there are medicines on your repeat prescription that you no longer take, please inform your doctor, practice nurse or pharmacy. Thank you.
Efficient and Effective Prescribing
You may find some of your regular medication is switched to a different product which will have exactly the same effect but will cost the NHS less. We will give you information about any changes. If you have any concerns please discuss with your GP, Practice Nurse or pharmacist.