Medication Reviews

We now have the automated medication review system up and running. It took a bit of time (there were several hundred patients with nearly two thousand medications that all had to be updated on the computer by hand).

This system will allow us to monitor patients on repeat medications more safely. The system will automatically remind you when you are due for a medication review. Medication reviews are usually done every six to twelve months, and they allow the doctor to check that you have had all the right monitoring done. This greatly improves the safety of repeat prescribing.

You should also notice that your repeat ordering form has been tidied up, making it easier to order your repeat medications.

The safest way to order your medication is to tick the boxes on your repeat order form, and to hand this in to reception. You can also post it to us at the address at the top of this webpage. Or you can fax it to us on 01369 860 225. Please try and avoid phoning in repeat requests if at all possible, as this is more likely to lead to mistakes and ties up the phone line and staff time.

Your medication will be ordered and checked, and will be ready to collect from the dispensary in 2 working days.

If you see a note on your repeat ordering form saying your medication review is due, then simply make an appointment to see the doctor for review before ordering any more medication.