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Belvoir Vale Surgery has now merged with The Welby Practice

We will still be referred to as Belvoir Vale for the time being and the Welby will be referred to as Bottesford Welby, as there are other sites at Harlaxton and Waltham.

You will notice some changes e.g. The Welby Practice header on letters, etc.

You will be able to book appointments with GPs, ANP, NP, Nurses and HCAs across all the sites.

Click here for a link to The Welby Practice website for up to date information on services, practice news, etc.

blue_yellow_pillsMedicine Wastage

Unused prescription medicines cost the NHS across the UK over £300 million every year.

£300 million could pay for:

  • 80,906 MORE hip replacements*
  • 101,351 MORE knee replacements*
  • 19,799 MORE drug treatment courses for breast cancer*
  • 11,778 MORE community nurses*
  • 300,000 MORE drug treatment courses for Alzheimer's*

*Based on average costs

But there are ways you can help reduce the cost of wasted medicines! Remember, only order what you need.

How Can You Help?

There are a number of ways that you can help to reduce the issue of wasted medicines and save money for your local NHS.

Only order the medicines that you need

  • Please let your GP or Pharmacist know if you’ve stopped taking any of your medicines.
  • Check what medicines you still have at home before re-ordering.
  • Discuss your medication with your GP or Pharmacist on a regular basis.
  • If you don’t need the medicine please don’t order it! If you need the medicine in the future you can still request it.
  • If you need to go into hospital, please remember to take all your medicines with you in a clearly marked bag.
  • Please also remember that your medicines are prescribed only for you; it’s not safe to share them with anyone else.

Remember that unused medicines cannot be recycled

  • Even if you never open them, once medicines have left the Pharmacy, they cannot be recycled or used by anyone else.
  • Please take your unused medicines to the Pharmacy or dispensary for safe disposal.
  • NEVER dispose of your unused or unwanted medicines down the toilet.

Unused medicines are a safety risk

  • Return out of date medicines to your Pharmacy or dispensary for safe disposal.
  • If your medicines change - return your old medicines to the Pharmacy or dispensary for safe disposal to avoid mixing them up with your new medicines.
  • Don't stockpile medication - it is a safety risk for children and others who might take them.
  • Store medicines in an appropriate place out of reach of children.

 

For more information visit the link below.

 

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