Major project sets out to tackle money wasted on medicines in Stafford and Cannock

Health bosses in Stafford and Cannock are launching a campaign to help reduce the £1.5million of medicines wasted every year across Stafford and Cannock.

Stafford and Surrounds and Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are urging the public to join them in the campaign aimed at preventing money being wasted on unused or unnecessary medicines. This money could be reinvested in vital, local healthcare services.

Local health leaders to take on powers to commission GP services

Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the organisation responsible for buying secondary care - which includes things like the healthcare provided by hospitals – will begin ‘joint commissioning’ GP services in April after their application was approved by NHS England.

The new responsibilities mean the CCG will work alongside NHS England to make decisions about which GP services to buy for the population of Stafford and the surrounding villages, either through a joint committee or ‘committees in common.’

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