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Patient Resources

  • TA scheme for recycling medication blister packs has been launched in partnership with Aldi.  Practices may wish to download the information to share with patients to encourage them to participate in this scheme. For more information please follow this link.
  • There are a selection of downloadable posters to display in practice and patient waiting areas available here
  • Dr Matthew Sawyer has written a BMJ article about ‘ How to discuss the climate crisis with patients’.

Inhalers - resources which practices may wish to share with patients

  • NICE has produced a patient decision aid to facilitate discussions about inhaler options.
  • HNY ICB  have created an an animated social media graphic here   to help practices encourage patients to dispose of inhalers in a way which is kinder to the environment. You can use the animation on your Facebook and Twitter platforms with the message:    "Please don't dispose of old or empty inhalers in household waste bins. Return them to community pharmacies so they can dispose of them in a way that is much kinder to the planet
  • Display a refill link on patient notice boards, highlighting where water bottles can be refilled locally for free, avoiding the need to buy water in plastic bottles.. There is more info here or there is another one here 

November 2023

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