Hospital Requests


When you are discharged from hospital the hospital should normally supply 7 days’ of medication.

Once the Practice receives the hospital letter this is passed to a GP and at this point any medication requirements are authorised for issue by the Dispensary. As letters take time to arrive it may be of benefit for you to bring in any letters supplied by the Hospital so the Practice can copy and accelerate this process. The GP will not consider a hospital request to initiate or change medication without written support.

Actioning hospital letters can take up to three working days after receipt.

The doctors will review your medication, regularly, which may involve changes to your tablets, in accordance with current health board policies. Please be reassured that this will not affect your treatment.