Newsletter about Home Medicine Review – great engagement tool

HMRleafletforpatients.rtf (1) – You can print out this newsletter and give to patients to read. Other great resources and best methodology of HMR is here, free for GPs.

What is in newsletter? Read below.

Consultation with a Specialist Pharmacist

(at no cost, in the convenience of your own home)

Are you?

  • Taking both prescribed and over the counter medicines e.g. vitamins and supplements
  • Taking 5 or more medicines
  • Not sure about interactions between food and medicines.
  • Aiming at optimising use of medicines e.g. reduce number of medicines taken
  • Taking medications prescribed by more than one doctor


Please, ask your GP if you are eligible.

Age doesn’t matter


What is a Consultation with a Specialist Pharmacist (HMR)?


A Specialist Pharmacist conducts an interview, preferably in the comfort of your own home, and then writes a report back to the GP. The GP will discuss any recommendations with you and may make appropriate changes to your medication regimen.

  • checking that prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines and vitamins

are appropriate to take together

  • possibly, reducing the number of medicines you have to take
  • improving efficiency of your medicines
  • showing you how to take your medicines correctly
  • explaining why and when to take them, explaining interactions between food

and medicines

  • explaining where they should be stored
  • what to expect when taking them
  • what problems you should report to the GP
  • clarifying any confusion with generic medicines
  • giving you some help so you can remember to take your medicines
  • changing your medicines.

How much does it cost?

You do not have to pay anything. The service is bulk billed for eligible patients.