Dumfries & Galloway Health Board
Prescribing Support Team

Medicines Reconciliation Practice Protocol

Posted: 6 Mar 13 Edited: 14 Aug 18
Polypharmacy Review

This is an example protocol for medicines reconciliation which can be individualised to a general practice.

It is important that an accurate record of all medication a patient is taking is maintained and communicated appropriately, including any medication issued from outside, for example, hospital clinics. In order for these outside issues to appear on the Emergency Care Summary it needs to be recorded in EMIS. This minimises the risk of giving patient a medication that would possibly interact with other medications prescribed to patients by the practice.