Prescriptions:Written question - 7381

Asked by Heidi Allen
(South Cambridgeshire)

Named Day

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Asked on: 04 September 2017
Department of Health
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on patient care of the requirements for routine outpatient clinics working out of a hospital to advise patients that any prescription must be brought to a regular GP to issue an FP10 prescription to then be taken to a pharmacy.
Answered by: Steve Brine
Answered on: 07 September 2017

No Departmental assessment has been made. Where a patient has an immediate need for medication following outpatient attendance, the hospital must supply that medication, rather than requiring the general practitioner (GP) to issue a prescription separately. The supply must be adequate to allow time for the patient’s GP to receive up-to-date information from the hospital about the patient’s care.

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