Tens of thousands of repeat prescriptions are issued by the surgery each year and it is important that these are monitored and assessed regularly. This can help avoid drug interactions and avoidable side effects, unnecessary wastage and helps to ensure you're receiving the correct, up-to-date medicine for your condition. A number of drugs also equire to be monitored periodically with blood tests. Every patient receiving a repeat medication has their records checked annually by our GPs although adjustments are also often made throughout the year.
Patients might therefore be asked to come in to see a GP to review your medication or be invited to see one of our nurses for a blood test and check-up.
If you no longer require a medication that is on your repeat slip please inform reception or the doctor/nurse.