A suggestion to improve the tracking of stray medicines
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 medicines for