Norfolk hospitals now following same medication procedure

Staff with patient on stretcher at accident and emergency

To clarify which medications should be taken into hospital with patients in Norfolk, all three hospitals have agreed the same procedure.

The Norfolk and Norwich, James Paget and Queen Elizabeth hospitals have simplified their requirements for patients admitted from care homes or their own home, to ensure patients continue their usual medication, to share the correct information, and to avoid wastage.

If the patient is a care home resident, all oral medicine should be left at home. Any inhalers, creams, eye drops or injections should be taken into hospital, along with the patient’s medical administration record and repeat prescriptions.

If the patient is being admitted from their own home, all medications and the medical administration record should be taken in.

If you have any questions, please contact Area Clinical Lead David Allen at

Published 30th September, 2016

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