Award-winning practice wastes no chances to support medicines management

AWARD-WINNING: (from left) Business Practice Manager Steve Chapman, Reception Manager Bernadette Trueman, Receptionist Sam Doherty, SDCCG Director of Medicines Management Steve Hulme.

STAFF at one of our Derby practices have been honoured for their work to reduce medicines waste.

Lister House Surgery, in St Thomas Road, were chosen from our 56 practices for their eye-catching display to support our medicines waste reduction campaign.

Steve Hulme, our Director of Medicines Management, presented the glass trophy to the practice following judging of entries by a panel which included Chief Officer Andy Layzell, Chair, Clinical Lead Dr Sheila Newport and the CCG governing body.

Business Practice Manager Steve Chapman said: “We’re very pleased to have won this award.

“Like other practices, we work collaboratively with the CCG to prescribe effectively and this display is designed to encourage patients to be conscious of what they’re ordering and what is dispensed to them.”

Reception Manager Bernadette Trueman added: “Our display highlights to patients the amount of medicine waste within the NHS and what we can all do to help reduce this.

“That way the money the NHS potentially saves can be used in a more effective way to benefit us all.”

Steve Hulme said: “We’re pleased to recognise the good work being done by the surgery.

“A lot of excellent work is going on across our practices and at the CCG to reduce medicines waste and celebrating this award-winning effort reminds everyone about this.”

Published: 24/08/2015