Hospital Requests

Hospital medicines requests

Lincolnshire GPs no longer accept medicines requests from hospital outpatient clinics handed to patients to give to their GP practices. There are very good reasons why …

Patient safety The instructions are frequently incomplete and difficult to read.

It’s the hospital’s responsibility to issue a prescription for any medicines required by you in the next 14 days (either on a white hospital prescription you can only cash in at the hospital, or a green prescription valid outside the hospital).

The hospital must send your nurse or GP a detailed clinic letter within 7 days.

If you have any concerns or problems, please contact your specialist’s secretary directly, or the hospital’s Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS).

If further medicines are then required, we will issue a prescription within the next 7 days.