Clinical Waste Services for Pharmacies

NHS England has implemented a national framework agreement setting out consistent standards for the collection and disposal of clinical waste from GP surgeries and unwanted medicines from Pharmacies.  NHS England is responsible for funding the collection and disposal of waste medicines from your pharmacy on your behalf.  (Please note that this contract does not cover removal of any sharps from pharmacies.)

After 1 April 2017 your supplier is Sharpsmart Ltd.  If you have any queries about the service please contact their Customer Service team on 01388 810 310 or

Our local NHS England contact is: Angie Eachus, Primary Care Development Manager  01865 963807.  Please contact her if you have any queries regarding the clinical waste contract or questions or concerns about your supplier.

Please be aware that pre-acceptance waste audits remain valid until their expiry date. Pharmacies are not expected to complete a new pre-acceptance waste audit as a result of changes to their waste suppliers.