Waste of resources
THE NHS can be improved without any extra funding — it just needs to spend much more wisely.
repeat prescriptions that are sent automatically should be reviewed more often. Too much is dispensed when it is no longer required.
After my mother-in-law died, I discovered that her wardrobe was knee-deep in drugs that had been delivered automatically.
The pills filled seven carrier bags, which I returned to the pharmacy. Despite the fact that none of the boxes or packets had been opened, it all had to be destroyed.
BRIAN BURGE, Southampton.