Home Medicine Review

A Home Medicine Review is a review of a patients medication by their Pharmacist and Doctor. Patients on 5 or more medications are eligible for this service.

The aim of the Home Medication Review is to achieve safe, effective and appropriate use of medications by detecting and addressing medication-related problem/s that interfere with desired patient outcomes and improve the patient’s quality of life and health outcomes using a best practice approach, that involves a collaborative effort between the GP, pharmacist, other relevant health professionals, and the patient (and where appropriate, their carer).

It involves the patients' Pharmacist coming out into the patients' home and assessing their medications, including over the counter medications. A report is then prepared and sent back to the patients usual doctor with recommendations. The patient is then required to have a followup consultation with their doctor to discuss the recommendations and make any necessary changes.