A suggestion to improve the tracking of stray medicines

The issue

MANY patients are using medicines for which no prescription has been written within the practice.  

These might include S3, S2 and non-schedule  medicines that the GP advised the patient to use, medicines prescribed or advised outside the practice, and medicines being taken as part of a clinical trial.  

All of these types of medicines should be added to the patient’s list of current medicines to have as complete a record as possible and to facilitate quality use of medicines.  

Patients often stop taking long-term