- Are you ordering your medicines more than once per month?
- Are your directions on your medications unclear?
- Are you on regular controlled medication and would like to order your prescription once every 6 months?
If so our in house medicines manager can assist you. Contact reception and ask to speak to Karen.
The medicines manager looks at patients’ medications to see if any improvements can be made to the prescription for the benefit of the patient.
Synchronisation – this is where medication quantities are altered so that all medications run out or are ordered at the same time. This results in fewer requests, saving the patient time.
Add Directions – some medications state to be taken as directed. The medicines manager will add more precise directions, ie, take one tablet daily, etc. This helps to make sure the patient is taking their medication correctly.
Repeat Dispensing – certain criteria must be met for a patient to be put onto repeat dispensing.
This is where a ‘batch’ of 6 monthly prescriptions is issued at one time, which allows the patient to go straight to the pharmacy rather than having to order their medications from the GP every month.
The medicines manager always liases with the GP who decides if any changes are required. NO changes will occur without the GP/patients' permission/request.
If you have any further complex questions about your medications and how they work we have an in-house pharmacist who can assist you, ring reception and leave a message for them to contact you directly.
If you have any concerns about your condition and the medications you are taking please make an appointment to see your usual doctor.