Medication Reviews 

Medication Reviews are a way of letting our practice know how you're managing with your long term condition, your contraception, or your medication. The aim of the review is to check that you are prescribed the most appropriate medicines for your health conditions, making sure your treatment is effective, safe and tolerated without affecting your daily routine.

All repeat medications are to be reviewed by a healthcare professional on a regular basis (every 12 months). This involves attending a medication review, either over the telephone or at the Practice. 

Preparing for your Medication Review 

  1. Mark the date and time of the appointment and who you are going to talk to in your diary or calendar.
  2. Make a list of all medication that you take. This includes:
    • Any medicines that are prescribed for you (by GP, or hospital or elsewhere)
    • Any medicines that you buy over the counter from the chemist or other stores e.g. painkillers, vitamins etc.
    • Any medicines that you no longer take.
  1. You may want to make a list of questions about your medicines. Examples include:
    • Why is it important to take this medicine(s)?
    • When and how to take the medicine(s)?
    • How do I know the medicine is working?
    • What should I do if I have problems with the medicine?
    • Are there any medicines or food that I should avoid taking whilst on these medicine(s)?
    • What will happen if I miss a dose of the medicine or stop taking it?

What happens if I don't want a Medication Review?

Medication Reviews are extremely important to ensure you are receiving the correct medication and taking it as directed. If you do not book a medication review when requested this will result in restrictions to ongoing prescription requests until such time that a medication review has been completed. This is to ensure that we are prescribing safely on an ongoing basis.