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Health and Social Care Secretary announces measures to tackle waste in NHSHealth and Social Care Secretary announces measures to tackle waste in NHS

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock MP has announced two new initiatives to reduce waste in the NHS in England. A crackdown on people who wrongly claim free prescriptions (which could catch those who have not renewed their exemption certificate). The move has been criticised by some pharmacists: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45850140 

There will also be an amnesty for those who have kept, but don't need, NHS-provided mobility and other equipment like crutches and walking frames. These should be returned to hospitals for decontamination and reuse or recycling: https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/13/nhs-wants-you-to-return-perfectly-good-crutches-littering-living-rooms-8034059/ Health Minister Steve Barclay will lead on these initiatives.


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