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MEDICINES WASTE everyone's business

Did you know that as much as £5.5 million is wasted each year in Devon on unused medicines?

The money available to the NHS is limited so any money wasted could be better spent on other services; therefore this waste affects all of us.

The same amount could pay for approximately:


  • 730 heart bypasses
  • 1000 hip replacements
  • 2235 knee replacements
  • 10720 cataract operations

You can help us use this NHS money in Devon more wisely.

  • Check - look at your supplies - order only the items that you need


  • Listen - listed to the advice from your doctor, nurse or pharmacist and take all medicines as instructed on the label.


  • Tell - Tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if your medicines are not agreeing with you or you have stopped taking them.


  • Tick - Using the counterfoil of the prescription, tick only the medicines you need and remember ' tick in haste - medicines waste'


  • Open - Open your bag of medication while at the pharmacy. If you have item(s) for the next month, please return these before leaving. 



Contact Details

Address book Address

Chagford Health Centre
TQ13 8BW

Telephone Numbers Telephone Numbers

01647 433320
Out of Hours:
0845 6710 270
Red buildingNHS Devon

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