Safe disposal of medicines and sharps
Anenta Ltd are now managing clinical waste services contract.
Anenta’s contract with NHS England, Southern Region, is to deliver waste
management services across Surrey, Sussex and Kent for more than 950 Pharmacies and General Practices.
The three-year contract, which started on 1 October 2018, will see Anenta managing GP and Pharmacy services through its unique contract management platform, conducting detailed audits to help NHS England better understand the waste producers and help individual locations deal with their waste more efficiently.
To use this service pharmacy contractors must first register with Anenta Ltd using this short form
On submission of the form contractors should receive an immediate confirmation to the email addressed submitted, then a subsequent email telling you that your online account with Anenta has been set up along with instructions how to use the service.
- Read FAQs about community pharmacy waste: NHSE CW Contract – FAQ Pharmacies 2017
- Contact Anenta support team on 03301 222 143 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Needle exchange waste is not part of this contract. This remains as per the service specification in your LPC area
Please make sure that you use the correct disposal methods for both medicines and sharps, and do not mix both. Failure to do so could be seen as a breach of your contract with the NHS and/or Duty of Care Regulations 1991 and/or Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Pharmacy multiples/chains should liaise with company managers/head office before registering with Anenta.
It is the responsibility of local councils to collect and dispose of patient sharps.
From 31 January 2019 community pharmacists must not accept sharps of any kind from patients. Instead they should refer patients to their local authority.
Here is a list of all local authorities in the Surrey and Sussex: