What do I need to bring?

Please bring:

  • your NHS number if you know it (it should be on your NHS card or any letter from your GP)
  • your appointment card or contact letter – this will detail any special instructions and includes your hospital number
  • a list of any questions you want to ask
  • all medication that you take or use, including prescription medications, medicines you have bought, alternative medicines such as herbal remedies.
  • any scans or results taken by other hospitals relevant to your condition
  • your glasses, hearing aid or walking aid
  • something to pass the time such as a book or magazine.

Your appointment might involve and examination or test (such as blood pressure or blood test). You might like to think about wearing looser fitting clothes to make this easier.

Please do not bring any valuables to the hospital.

Hospital prescriptions

You may have been given a prescription for medication at the outpatient clinic. We will explain where to take it, depending on the type of prescription it is.

  • A hospital outpatient prescription can only be dispensed at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at either the St James Wing or Lanesborough Wing outpatient pharmacy (whichever is nearest to your clinic)
  • An outpatient medication plan will need to be taken to your GP surgery where your GP will issue an FP10 prescription. You can take an FP10 prescription to your community pharmacy.

If you have any questions about your medicines, please call our pharmacy patient helpline 020 8725 1033. The line is open Monday to Friday 09.30am to 17.00pm.