Contact information about you, your treatment and your routine blood tests will be recorded. The information will be securely stored and used to send your reminders. The information may also be used anonymously for audit The Therapeutic Drug purposes. Monitoring (TDM) Database Sometimes it may be necessary to share some What is it? information with other health care professionals involved in your care, such as doctors and nurses. All health care personnel are bound by strict rules regarding confidentiality. If you wish to see your records, this can be arranged by contacting Pharmacy, Kingfisher House, Wensum Meadows, the Health Records Manager at Hellesdon Off Hospital Lane, Norwich, NR6 5NB Direct Line: 01603 421480 Hospital on 01603 421283. The Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) safe limits, in order to gain the maximum Database is a pioneering joint initiative by GPs benefit from treatment and minimise side and Trusts. It has been set up in response to effects. Most people suffer no major side national concerns regarding the difficulty in effects from their medication, but it is ensuring and co-ordinating regular blood important to detect the possibility of any monitoring for people on some medications, problems early. particularly lithium. Every 3 months you will be sent a reminder The aim is to ensure that patients on lithium to go for a blood test. This may be carried are offered access to information about their out wherever you normally have your blood treatment and are sent reminders to attend taken. The blood test request form will be regularly for their blood tests. included with the reminder and should be taken with you when you have the test. The Regular blood tests are necessary to ensure results will be sent to your GP or Consultant that the blood level of the drug remains within in the normal way.