Letters, calls and emails: Labelling software helps all patients and staff

Dear Editor

It is ‘Ask About Medicines’ week, but many general practices around the country will be ahead of the task by their use of indication labelling on their prescriptions. This is called clinical indications and  a dedicated website was launched last week to show the future of prescribing (www.clinicalindications.com).  

Many of the issues addressed by Professor Haslam’s article (GP, 3 November) are answered by the use of clinical indications on prescription and this is why it has been given many awards, in particular the GP Enterprise Award in 2004 and the BUPA Communication Prize in 2005.  

Clinical indications informs patients and their carers why they are taking their medicines and can provide safety messages.  

As other health staff are also made aware of the clinical indications they can inform patients about their medicine. They create efficiency in medicine delivery as it empowers non pharmacy trained staff to work confidently with issuing repeat prescriptions.  

Those practices wanting to be part of the future of medicine prescribing should visit the site and make plans to get started on this efficient drug delivery concept.  

Dr Nigel Masters  

Hazlemere, Bucks 

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