When you visit the hospital for an outpatient appointment please bring a record of all the medicines you are taking or using including strengths and dosages of the medicines. The repeat prescription slip from your GP is a useful record. Please also bring information about any medicines and herbal or alternative treatments that you may buy. Be prepared to tell the healthcare professional that you see in the clinic of any drug allergies that you have.
At your outpatient appointment you may be given a prescription. Most prescriptions can be taken to a community pharmacy for dispensing while some drugs can only be supplied by the hospital pharmacy. You will be told at the outpatient clinic where the prescription can be dispensed.
If you normally pay for prescriptions that you obtain from your GP, you will also have to pay at the hospital pharmacy.