Represcribe Multiple Medications

You can represcribe multiple current regular and once off medications simultaneously and change the duration for all medications if required. You can also represcribe expired, regular medications.

To represcribe medications, you must have a prescriber number.
You cannot represcribe the following medications:
  • Stopped medications
  • Deleted medications
  • Medications that have an unreviewed verbal order
  • Medications added to Communicare using Medication History
To represcribe multiple medications:
  1. In a patient's Clinical Record, on the Medication Summary, click Represcribe Medications. All medications that can be represcribed are listed with the prescriptions expiring soonest listed first.
  2. In the Represcribe Medications window, to view a subset of the current medications, set the required filter. For example, to view only regular medications, set Regular.
  3. In the medications list, select all the medications you want to represcribe.
  4. To use the duration specified in the original prescription to calculate the until date from today's date, select Use duration from original medication.
  5. Alternatively, to align all prescriptions for medication reviews to a new until date, calculated from today's date:
    1. Select Update medication duration.
    2. Enter the duration, either:
      • In the Duration field, enter the required duration in days, weeks, months or years.
      • In the Until calendar, select when you want the new prescriptions to be valid until in Communicare.
  6. Click Represcribe.
  7. In the Repeat Medications window, click Yes.
  8. If there are any warnings in the Medication Warnings window, either:
    • Click Cancel, and repeat steps 3-7, adjusting the medications that you are represcribing.
    • Review the medications and click Noted All.

The medications are listed on the Medication Summary.

If the represcribed medications are included in the current medication request, the medication request is also stopped.

Finalise or print the medication from the Medication Summary, or finalise the prescription when you close the clinical record and print if required.