HIV (Harrison wing)

When you are prescribed medicine in Harrison wing, the prescription is sent electronically to the Harrison wing pharmacy.

You visit the Harrison wing pharmacy first so we can ask you some questions. This is so our pharmacists check your medicine for accuracy and for your safety.

If your appointment is by telephone or video, the healthcare professional will ask you these questions on behalf of the Harrison wing pharmacist.

The pharmacist will check:

  • your blood test results
  • your medicine supply records
  • how much medication you already have at home (if we give you too much then your medicines may go out of date)
  • what other medicines you take (to check for interactions with other medicines you may take)

Please provide the names and doses of all other medicines, vitamins, herbals products, creams and ointments, and medicated sprays to the Harrison wing pharmacist.  If your appointment is by telephone or video, please provide the names and doses to the healthcare professional.

The Harrison wing pharmacists send your prescription to Boots outpatient pharmacy so it's ready for you to collect.

Outpatient pharmacy will not supply your medicine unless your prescription has been checked by a Harrison wing pharmacist first.

Waiting for your medicine

Once your prescription has been checked by the Harrison wing pharmacist, you can take it to the Boots outpatient pharmacy where they will give you your medicines.

If you do not want to wait once you have taken your prescription to the outpatient pharmacy, you can come back to collect them another time.

You cannot collect your medicines at any other times or from any other locations.

If you do not collect your medicines within 2 months, your prescription will be cancelled.

Questions about your medicines

The Harrison wing pharmacists can answer any questions you have about your medicines. A pharmacist will be available to speak to in the clinic or you can contact them directly. They can:

  • give advice on how to take them and get the most from them, particularly when you start or change treatment
  • discuss side effects
  • check for interactions with any other medicines you are taking

Emergency prescriptions

It is very important you attend your Harrison wing doctor appointments so that you get regular prescriptions.

You cannot get HIV medicines from your GP.

If you are going to run out of medicine before your next appointment and need an emergency prescription, you should call the Harrison Wing pharmacy as soon as possible.

You will need to give your name, hospital number, date of birth and the date of your next consultation appointment.

Please book your next consultation appointment first if you do not already have one booked.

Prescriptions are usually available within a few hours. However, they may not be available until the next Harrison Wing clinic working day if you request it in the afternoon.

An emergency prescription is usually a 1-month supply, at the discretion of the prescriber.

All emergency prescriptions must be collected from the Harrison wing pharmacy. If you are not able to collect your prescription during opening hours, let us know.

Contact us

Harrison wing pharmacy

Phone: 020 7188 2618

Email: [email protected]

We'll respond to your email within 1 working day.

Address: Harrison Wing, 2nd floor, Southwark Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond Road, London SE1 9RT

Opening times:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am to 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, 12:30pm to 8pm
  • Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, closed

Boots outpatient pharmacy

Phone: 020 7188 7611

Address: Ground floor, Southwark Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond Road, London SE1 9RT

Opening times:

  • Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
  • Saturdays, Sundays, and bank holidays, 9am to 6pm

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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