The medicines reminder chart is for use at the time of a medication review. It should be completed with the patient. It includes the names of the medicines, when to take them and what they are for. The patient should keep it in their possession. It should be updated by any health care professional making alterations to the medicine regimen.
How to complete the reminder chart
Which medicines to include.
The chart is intended as a reminder for when to take regularly prescribed medicines. The chart should not include "when required" medicines. List the name of the medicine, what it is for and importantly how the patient describes it e.g. water tablet, big white plain tablet.
Order of medicines on the chart.
The chart is easier to read if medicines are entered in increasing order of dose frequency (except medicines taken only at night, which should be entered last). If medicines are entered at random, the chart can look like a chess board.
Download the medicines reminder chart below