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How do I get my prescription?
If the doctor prescribes new or different medication, he/she will either write and inform your GP or give you a prescription to take to the hospital pharmacy, which you can find:

  • At The Royal London Hospital, on the ground floor of the Outpatients Department (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm)
  • At St Bartholomew’s Hospital, on the ground floor of the Outpatients Wing (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5.30pm)
  • At The London Chest Hospital, in the basement of the main building (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm and Saturday 9.30am-11.30am)

The standard prescription fee will be charged unless you are exempt from charges. If you are exempt, please provide proof – for example, an exemption certificate. Hospital pharmacy prescriptions are not valid for dispensing by your local community pharmacist and you should therefore collect your prescription items before you leave the hospital.

Follow-up appointments
If you need to come back for follow-up care, an appointment will usually be made before you leave the clinic. If not, we’ll send you a letter to invite you back.

I’m an overseas visitor – will I have to pay for my treatment?
Yes, the NHS charges overseas patients, unless they are exempt. Clinic staff or the Paying Patients Office (tel 020 7480 4608) can advise you about this.