Ensuring the safe disposal of drugs and medical equipment:

The appropriate and safe disposal of unwanted or surplus prescription drugs and medical equipment is an issue that has been raised with me by local people. I therefore asked the Minister if he would keep in mind these concerns when reviewing policy in terms of both awareness of what to do, and the ease with which it can be done. The Minister agreed that this is an important issue, and went on to explain that the NHS faced the loss of a contract last year, which was then safely put back into place. He further stated that my point about guidance is absolutely right, and said that he would be happy to discuss this further with me - an offer I will certainly be following up.