Currently many appointments with our local hospitals are conducted over the phone, some of these may result in changes to current or the addition of new medication.
Please be aware that these changes will not happen instantly. The surgery will need to await correspondence from the hospital (for both routine and urgent amendments) before any changes or additions to medications are made, and this can take several weeks.
We suggest that if you attend a hospital appointment and you are given the option to collect a prescription from the hospital pharmacy whilst you are there, that you choose to do so. This will result in changes to your treatment being started more promptly than waiting for your GP to receive your clinic letter.
Whilst we know waiting for correspondence from the hospital can be frustrating it is essential in allowing us to prescribe safely under the guidance of our secondary care colleagues and ultimately will result in better care to you, our patients.