North Street Medical Care

Romford Site: 274 North Street, Romford, Essex, RM1 4QJ. Tel: 01708 629733
Chadwell Heath Site: Chadwell Heath Health Centre, Ashton Gardens, RM6 6RT

Wasting Medication

Wasted Medicine is everyone’s responsibility and there are small changes you can make to help reduce the amount of medicine being wasted.

These savings could be reinvested into more front line care and services that benefit all.

Unused medication cannot be recycled. It must be thrown away, whether or not the packaging has been opened.


Unused prescription medication cost the NHS in the UK an estimated £300million each year. This could pay for……..

  • 11,778 More Community Nurses or
  • 80,906 MORE Hip Replacements or
  • 312.175 MORE Cataract Operations or
  • More drug treatments courses for breast cancer or Alzheimer’s.

A message for all our Patients:

Only Order the medication that you require, and never over order.

Thank you