Disposal of Unwanted Medicines


Pharmacies are obliged to accept back unwanted medicines from patients. The pharmacy will, if required by NHS England or the waste contractor, sort them into solids (including ampoules and vials), liquids and aerosols, and NHS England will make arrangements to collect the medicines from pharmacies at regular intervals. Additional segregation may also be required under the Hazardous Waste Regulations.

Further information and resources, including the PSNC’s guidance on the Pre-Acceptance Waste Audit, can be found on the PSNC website: click here

Should you need to arrange another collection, please refer to the Pharmacy Contact List for NHS England, Yorkshire & Humber which can be found here