As a pharmacy we accept back unwanted medicines from patients and will sort them into solids (including ampoules and vials), liquids and aerosols if required by NHS England or the waste contractor.NHS England will make arrangements to collect the medicines from our pharmacy at regular intervals. Changes in Hazardous Waste Regulations have resulted in additional requirements for segregation of waste in certain circumstances.
Waste medicines would be collected by specialist courier or our driver. We encourage all our patients not to hoard out of date or unwanted medicines. As healthcare professionals in the NHS we believe in offering choices and empowering our patients and we give them the option of taking these waste medicines to their nearest local pharmacy if they are not prepared to wait for our specialist courier collection.
For further information on how we can arrange collection please contact us.