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ELM Group – Changes to your medication

What happens when a hospital doctor changes your medication?

From you appointment, the hospital Doctor will write to the Surgery to let us know if there are any changes to be made to your medication. Changes will be added , removed or amended from your record and will be ready to issue when you request it with your repeat slip. If your repeat slip is not up to date, you can request your new medication by writing it on the bottom of the slip. You can also request it by writing your name, date of birth, contact telephone number, address, the items you require and the destination you wish to collect your medication from on a piece of paper to hand into the surgery. Sometimes the hospital doctor will give you a non-urgent prescribing request form to bring to the Surgery within 7 days. We will need 48 hours to get this new medication ready for you.

On discharge from hospital

The ward clerk will send a discharge notification to the surgery advising us of the medications you have been given to come home with (usually 14 days) and any changes to your repeat medication. When you need more medication you can request it with your repeat slip. If your repeat slip is not up to date, you can request your new medication by writing it on the bottom of the slip. You can also request your medication by writing your name, date of birth, contact telephone number, address, the items you require and the destination you wish to collect your medication from on a piece of paper to hand into the Surgery.

Our staff

Please be assured our staff are following practice procedures. They are here to help you. Please ask if you have any queries about your medications or the repeat prescribing process.