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Waste Management

script order

Repeat Prescription?

Only order what you need!

This is to reduce medication wastage and rising NHS costs.

  • Check which medicines you need before ordering
  • Let us know if you no longer require a medicine or you have stopped taking it
  • Unused medicines cannot be re-issued again even if unopened

Talk to your GP, Nurse or Pharmacist if you are worried or need further advice.

Checklist and Declaration of Practice Compliance

Medicines Optimisation Scheme 2016-17

Improvement Area D


Yes (ü) or No (û)?

Practice action / comment


At least ONE meeting to agree a waste management plan between the GP practice member(s) and local community pharmacy (ies).


Discussed with Streatham Pharmacy

On 9/3/17


The GP practice team has displayed waste campaign material in the practice.


Displayed on each floor of the practice in the patient waiting area


The GP practice team has promoted waste campaign material on the surgery webpage.


Can be viewed via practice website-


Patient information (e.g. practice leaflet) includes a section on waste management reminding patients to only order the medicines required and to manage their repeat orders to reduce wastage.


Can be viewed via practice website


Medicines on individual patient’s repeat lists are synchronised at every opportunity e.g. highlighted by the repeat prescribing clerk, synchronised during medication review, following recommendation from the community pharmacy on Medicines Use Review Form.


Checked at various points-

1.     Whilst processing prescription request-receptionists/practice Pharmacist

2.     During post-hospital/outpatient clinic medicine reconciliation

3.     Patient/community Pharmacist request


Medicines no longer required are archived at every opportunity, particularly during medication review.


Completed during medication review consultations with GP, practice pharmacist, medication reconciliation post hospital discharge/outpatient clinic,

patient request