Pharmacy World and Science

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 121–126 | Cite as

Development of a method for clinical medication review by a pharmacist in general practice

  • C.J. Lowe
  • D.R. Petty
  • A.G. Zermansky
  • D.K. Raynor


Medication review of patients on long-term treatment in general practice in the UK has been reported to be inadequate. Proposals followed suggesting that pharmacists could use their expertise to lead such a medication review in conjunction with the general practitioner. This paper describes the concept of clinical medication review by a pharmacist based in general practice. We describe the development of a method for a structured and systematic process for undertaking such a review in clinics conducted by a pharmacist. The method was developed for a nationally funded study in the UK. We provide a definition of clinical medication review and suggests a structure for the process through data gathering, evaluation and implementation.

Chronic therapy General practice Medication review Method Pharmacist 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C.J. Lowe
    • 1
  • D.R. Petty
    • 1
  • A.G. Zermansky
    • 1
  • D.K. Raynor
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Academic Pharmacy Practice, School of Healthcare StudiesUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK, Email

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