Medicine Use Review

Medicine Use Review

A Medicines Use Review involves a confidential chat between you and the pharmacist about your medication in the private consultation room. It aims to assist patients by improving their knowledge,adherence and understanding of their medicines, whilst identifying side effects.The pharmacist is there to listen to any concerns or questions you have and help you get the best out of your medicines.It is recommended that you have a review with your pharmacist once a year. A typical review will take between 10 and 20 minutes.

The pharmacist will:

  • Go through all the medicines you take, to find out how you take your medicines.
  • Check how well you are getting on with your medicines,for example, if you can swallow your medicines easily, or if you are using your inhaler properly.
  • Be able to suggest some changes, if appropriate,  to your medication which you can discuss with your GP.

Fill in a form, called the Medicines Review Action Plan,so you have a record of what was agreed during your meeting. A copy will also go to your GP to be put into your medical notes.

Who Is This Service For?

Patients who are eligible for this service must be diagnosed as being asthmatic or having type 2 diabetes.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this service has been temporarily suspended by the Department of Health but we hope to be able to offer it again very soon.

Is this service available for any other conditions or illnesses?

Unfortunately at the minute we cannot offer this for any other condition.