The GP or Senior Practice Nurse prescribe medication you may require and, if the medication is to be taken regularly, will undertake a yearly clinical review. The next review date is printed on the blank page opposite your prescription. When the month falls due please make a routine appointment with your doctor.
You may see an alternative message saying the doctor has reviewed your medication by looking at your notes. We only do this if it is something simple such as hay fever medication or moisturising creams. However, please do not let it stop you making an appointment if you have something you would like to discuss.
If you have one of the following 'Long Term Conditions' your review will now be undertaken by the Practice Nurse.
- Heart attack previously
- High blood pressure
- Chronic lung disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Thyroid problem
- Stroke or TIA previously
We will contact you to arrange review of your Long Term Condition. However, if you have a query please telephone the Nurses' Secretary (Lisa) direct on 01986 891718.
If you have none of the above, but are still on regular medication, please make an appointment with your doctor instead.
However well you feel, it is important that we look at what you are taking at least once a year.
Medicines Use Review (MUR)
This is a review of how you take your medication, conducted by the pharmacist, to make sure you get the best results from the medication the doctor or nurse has prescribed for you. The pharmacist will look at areas such as when you take your medication, any interactions between medicines, side effects, etc, and answer any questions you may have about your medication. You are eligible for a MUR is you fulfil the following criteria:
- you have collected medication from the pharmacy for at least 3 months
- you are on regular repeat medication
Dispensary Review of Use of Medication (DRUM)
This is very similar to a MUR except that it is carried out by a qualified doctor's dispenser. You are eligble for a DRUM if you fulfil the following criteria:
- you collect your medication from the GP's dispensary
- you are on regular repeat medication and take four or more regular items
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