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Home Medicines Review

Medicines explained

The Home Medicines Review is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aging.

It involves the patient’s general practitioner referring the patient for a Home Medicines Review to Spearwood 7 Day Pharmacy. It only occurs with the patient’s consent and at no cost to the patient. An Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy (AACP) Accredited Pharmacist reviews the patient’s medicines and provides the general practitioner with a report. Usually the review occurs in the patient’s home.

The purpose of the Home Medicines Review is to help safe effective use of medicines and to improve the patient’s quality of life and health outcomes. Also it seeks to answer any questions the patient may have about their medicines and to assist with correct use of medicine delivery devices.

Only patients assessed as having a clinical necessity for Home Medicines Review are eligible and the general practitioner assesses whether a review is necessary. The general practitioner can refer the patient to a specific Pharmacy or after 1 October 2011 to a specific Accredited Pharmacist.

Patients not eligible for Home Medicines Review can still ask to speak with their pharmacist at Spearwood 7 Day Pharmacy about any questions or concerns they have about medication use.