Whakahau Rongoā | Medicine management

Indicator 9: Prescribing and medicine reconciliation

Criteria Standard - what we'll be assessing on  Evidence to provide for assessment 
9.1 The practice has a documented policy for repeat prescribing.
  • A documented repeat prescribing policy and procedure.
  • Annual audits of repeat prescribing activity in accordance with the policy.
9.2 The practice ensures standing orders, where used, comply with the Ministry of Health’s Standing Order Guidelines 2016.
  • Documented standing orders policy and procedures. 
  • A list of standing orders used in the practice.
  • Evidence of countersigning or auditing of standing orders.
  • Annual review of the standing order(s) by the issuer.
  • Evidence of annual training and review of each registered nurse working with standing order(s).  
9.3 The practice undertakes medicines reconciliation in a timely manner.
  • A documented medicine reconciliation policy and procedure in accordance with the Health Quality and Safety Commission Medical Reconciliation Standard 2012.    

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