Medicine Use Review
If you’ve been taking prescription medicines for some time, it’s likely you may have questions about whether you are getting the most from them.
The NHS Medicine Use Review Service, funded by the NHS and available at your local Well, allows you to ask our pharmacist all those questions during a private consultation, helping you to understand your condition and the medicine you’ve been prescribed.
Who would benefit from this service?
If you suffer with one of the following conditions, our pharmacist may recommend the service:
- Respiratory conditions such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
If you’ve recently been discharged from hospital and had your medication changed whilst there, you would also benefit from the service.
How does the service work?
There are two simple steps:
1 You’ll be invited to have a private consultation with the pharmacist at a mutually convenient time. As part of the consultation you’ll need to complete a consent form. Simply print out the form available to download below, fill it out and bring it with you to your appointment.
2 During the private consultation you’ll be able to ask our pharmacist:
- For more information about your condition and medicines
- Any questions or talk through concerns you may have
- The most effective way to take your medicine – you may find you benefit from taking your medicine in a different way or at a certain time of day
- Whether it’s safe to take with other medicines
All of which will allow you to manage and be in control of your condition.
* Available in England, Wales and Northern Ireland only
This free NHS service is available annually to customers receiving prescription medication from this pharmacy for 3 months or longer. The service is subject to availability and appointments may have to be made. All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation. If you would like a chaperone to be present mention this to our pharmacist or ask a member of our team.
For more information on our Medicine Use Review service, please download our information leaflet (link below) or, speak to your local pharmacist, (search for your local Well pharmacy here).
Alternativley speak to your doctor or click to visit your the local NHS health advice page.
Content reviewed September 2014