Discharge from hospital
If you have recently been discharged from hospital and have had your medications changed or have been started on new medications, you should have been supplied with enough to last you for a few weeks when you first get home. This will allow enough time for the hospital to send the information about the changes to your GP. Once this has been received at the Surgery, your repeat medication list will be updated and you will be able to request ongoing supplies of your new medication. Please allow at least one week before attempting to order any more of your new medications to ensure that the information has been received and your records updated.
Changes to medication advised at outpatient appointments
If a Specialist has recommended a change in medication or that you start a new medication, a letter will be written to the GP with information about the changes. The letter may take a while to be received at the Surgery. If the change or start in new medication is urgent, the Specialist should provide you with a prescription for the initial supply. If it is not urgent, please allow up to two weeks before contacting the surgery to request a prescription. Once the information has been received, your medication list will be updated and you will be able to request ongoing supplies of the new medication.