Surgery News April 2012 This month, we are supporting a national campaign which aims to reduce the medicine wastage that costs the NHS £300 million a year, or £20 million just in the South Central area. The key messages are: Only order what you need (on repeat prescriptions) – unused medicines cannot be recycled even if you didn’t open it. Dispose of medicine safely – return old and unused medication to us at the surgery. Medicines and tablets lying around the home are a danger to children or others who may take them. If you go into hospital, take your medication with you, clearly labelled. Ask your GP or the dispenser for advice if you are unsure about continuing your medication. See you at Elvis Night, 11th May at Crondall Village Hall! Victoria Beverley, Practice Manager.