Medicines Matter – Let’s Not Waste Them

The CCGs' Community Conversation on medicines took place on Thursday 12 October 2017 at the Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek.

Whole groupMany of the people who attended were surprised to discover that across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire around £2.7million is wasted on medicines which people are prescribed but then don’t use. This led to some very interesting discussions around what could be done to help avoid medicines being wasted across the region.

A number of pledges for the public, pharmacies and GP practices were shared, and there were group discussions about how these could be communicated and taken forward. 

Please follow the links to download the  pdf Community Conversation Waste Meds Presentation (1.75 MB)  and for a pdf summary of feedback (290 KB)  from the group discussions.

We received some very positive feedback from those who attended the event, which included the following:-


Very useful exchange of information & views. Good information provided and a willingness to listen to ideas.

Useful event – made me think. Thank you.

Feedback from this event has been used to shape the Medicines Matter Campaign