Together with Basildon and Brentwood CCG, NHS Thurrock CCG have launched a new campaign to raise awareness on the extent of medication waste in south west Essex, and they are calling on Thurrock residents and organisations to help them spread the word.
Estimates put the amount of unused medication waste at £2.5 million across the two CCGs. The new campaign - Waste Not, Want Not - will raise awareness of the extent of wastage and encourage patients to talk to a health professional about their medications. You can find out more here.
As part of the campaign, they have prepared a survey for patients to share their experiences of unused medication: bit.ly/medswaste_ThurrockCCG
You can also follow the campaign on Twitter at @BB_CCG or @ThurrockCCG or @Basildonhosp or by searching the hashtags #wastenotwantnot and #medswaste.