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Patients encouraged to support community pharmacies in Scarborough and Ryedale

(Footage courtesy of That's North Yorkshire, Freeview Channel 7) Patients in Scarborough and Ryedale are being encouraged to use their local high street community pharmacy for prescriptions, health advice and over-the-counter medicines, as online pharmacy companies step up their efforts to promote their “repeat prescriptions” service and attract n [...]

Wasted medicines cost local NHS tens of thousands of pounds a month

NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging patients to only order the prescribed medication they need, as a new picture emerges of the scale of waste in our area. Medication that’s returned to a pharmacy has to be destroyed. It cannot be given to another patient, even if that medication is unopened. A snapshot taken a [...]