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Managing Your Medicines

18 March 2021

The CUH Pharmacy Department are delighted to announce the launch of the “Managing Your Medicines” booklet in CUH. This booklet will be provided to patients when they are admitted to CUH. The purpose of the booklet is to explain to patients the importance of:

  • An accurate medication history at admission.
  • Safe storage of Patient's Own Medication in hospital.
  • Not taking Patient's Own Medication in hospital unsupervised.

The booklet also contains a number of sections where patients can document:

  • If a medication has been stopped or changed in hospital, and the rationale for this change.

  • Any new medications which may have started while they are in hospital.

It is hoped that this booklet will encourage patients to maintain an accurate list of their current medication, assisting in their safe transfer between secondary and primary care.