In 2016 NHS Tayside issued a letter to managers of care homes in Tayside asking for support in ensuring best value from medicines and that medication waste is minimised. For more information see attached letter.   

In 2017 a second letter was sent by NHS Tayside explaining a new protocol for the uplift of returned medicines from care homes, aimed at reducing inappropriate medicines waste. The letter was supported by Scottish care and the Care Inspectorate. The protocol and letter can be viewed here