We are now reviewing our Medication Review Policy as we have found that some patients have been disregarding their Medication Reviews.
Medication Reviews are very important and are recommended annually for all patients on repeat prescriptions.
For Some patients who are taking four or more medications you may need to be seen more frequently, such as 6 monthly by the Doctor.
The purposes of a Medication Review are as follows:
- The Medication prescribed is appropriate for the patient’s needs
- The Medication is effective or if any changes need to be made
- To find out if there are any side effects or drug interactions
- To give patients the chance to raise any questions and highlight any concerns about their Medication.
Dr Ali would like to highlight the importance of a Medication Review to ALL patients and would appreciate compliance from all patients.
Ideally a face to face is review is the preferred method for a Medication Review but for those patients who have difficulty getting to the surgery a telephone consultation is acceptable.