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    prescription Q

    I have been on medication for mental health issues for over 2 years But only just noticed it says (next review date) on my prescription. So as i have never been contacted by my doctor in them 2 years. So is it me who has to contact my doctor. If so i think it is a little poor on my doctors part.

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    What date does it say for 'next review date'?

    Some meds need a review to make sure that they are still effective for you, some to make sure that you are not getting adicted to them.
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    may this year. but im thinking it must of been on other prescriptions over the 2+ years but i have never noticed it. I only noticed what it says as i recently got a copy of my GP records and it said due for review in 2016. But as already said i have never been contacted about my meds.

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    As it's not due till May the surgery may contact you nearer the time.

    Or you may just have a review with the pharmacist when you get your meds in May.
    Many pharmacys do this now rather than the GP, I've had a couple of those.

    If you're worried about it then speak to your surgery or pharmacist.
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    It's something my GP surgery does all the time we are talking about the last 15 years or so, basically if you have chronic illnesses you are given a review date this is so they can "touch base" with you & see if you are doing OK.

    You have to make an appointment good luck with that one as we here can not get GP appointments when we are feeling worse let alone for a "review". In my case I can't get to the GP so I ask for a phone call back after surgery for when I'm feeling worse. If at the time of the phone call my "review" is due or over due then they say something quick like everything else OK, or anything else I can help you with & then the next time I get a medication list it say's on there "review" due in another 12 months date.

    I've never made an appointment to do a "review" I'm not on any medication that's addictive I think somewhere in the past I read that it's to do with NHS rules & being paid to look after chronically sick people. Basically cover their backs & get money out of the NHS.

    Well that's how my GP's work & my 2p's worth

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