Medication Review is an essential review necessary for all patients on repeat prescriptions.
Patients on repeat prescriptions will note the re -order form at side of your prescription alerts you when you have received your last issue and to the fact you need to make an appointment for a medication review.
Medication review is not really suitable for the walk in surgery as the doctor needs to spend time reviewing your medication and making sure you understand what your medication is for and that you are compliant.
It is very important that you make your appointment for your review when you pick up your last issued prescription this avoids any upset if your prescription is due to be reviewed.
If you collect from a chemist you need to be aware you also have to make a note of due date for review as staff cannot issue prescriptions if over due.The collecting chemist should also make you aware if you have received your last issue.