Clinical pharmacy services for hospital inpatients are provided by the hospital pharmacy departments at Darent Valley Hospital and at Queen Mary's Hospital - the pharmacy service at Queen Mary's is provided for us by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. This includes making sure we have an accurate list of all your usual medicines, checking that any new medicines prescribed are suitable for you, providing advice for doctors and nurses on safe prescribing and use of medicines, and making sure you have all the information you need about your medicines.
If you know you are coming in to hospital, please bring with you a list of all the regular medicines you take, as well as the medicines themselves if possible. This will include medicines prescribed for you by your GP, by other hospitals, and medicines you buy over-the-counter. When you leave the hospital, we will make sure that you have at least 7 days' supply of all of your regular medicines, including any new medicines started during your stay.