Before leaving

Further appointments

When you have been seen by the doctor you will be told whether or not you need to attend the Outpatient department again. Before leaving you should tell the receptionist who will either offer you a further date for a future clinic, note that you do not need to attend or arrange to write to you offering a future appointment date. Different clinics book appointments differently.

Northern General Hospital

Prescriptions

If the hospital doctor issues you with a prescription this should be taken to the pharmacy on C floor in Firth Wing (or the dispensary in the Kidney Institute if you are a renal patient). The main pharmacy is open Monday – Friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm.

A hospital prescription must be dispensed at the hospital and cannot be taken to your local chemist.

If you normally pay a prescription charge then the current charge will be made. If you are exempt from payment please make sure you bring with you proof of this, for example, a pension book or exemption certificate.

If you do not have proof of exemption, there will be delays in processing your prescription as you will be asked to complete and sign a form at the pharmacy.

It is important that you understand clearly how to use the medicines you are prescribed. If you are unsure please ask the pharmacy staff who will be pleased to help.

Surgical appliances

Surgical appliances may be prescribed on a prescription form by the doctor who sees you in clinic. This should be taken to the Orthotics Clinic in Outpatients 1 in Huntsman Wing from where the items will either be dispensed or ordered. Future appointments for surgical appliances may take place in the Mobility and Specialised Rehabilitation Centre on Herries Road Drive. Please note that a statutory charge is normally made for appliances although there are exceptions to this.

Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Prescriptions

If the hospital doctor issues you with a prescription this should be taken to the pharmacy on C floor of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, which is open 9am-6pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-5.30pm on Fridays.

A hospital prescription must be dispensed at the hospital and cannot be taken to your local chemist.

If you normally pay a prescription charge then the current charge will be made. If you are exempt from payment please make sure you bring with you proof of this, for example, a pension book or exemption certificate.
If you do not have proof of exemption, there will be delays in processing your prescription as you will be asked to complete and sign a form at the pharmacy.

It is important that you understand clearly how to use the medicines you are prescribed. If you are unsure please ask the pharmacy staff who will be pleased to help.

 
 

Additional Information

Why wait for an operator?

Our new telephone system connects you straight to the ward or department you need.

Simply call:
0114 226 9696
and then state the name of the ward or department when prompted.
 

 
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