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Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Pharmacy provides a pharmacy service from Cheltenham General, Gloucestershire Royal, Cirencester and Stroud Hospitals through on site pharmacy departments. Pharmacy services are also provided from these bases to the Partnership Trust and PCT Community Hospitals.

Information for patients

Almost every patient who attends hospital for treatment will receive some form of medication. The pharmacy department is responsible for ensuring the availability of medication and is recognised as being the key source of expertise on medicines within the Trust. We aim to ensure that all patients receive the right medicines, for the right reasons, at the right time.

For patients coming into hospital who usually take medicines at home, we ask that all medication is brought into hospital with them. These medicines will be used (if appropriate) for the patients during their hospital stay. Other medicines may be prescribed whilst in hospital and the pharmacy can provide information on how they should be taken, their side effects and can answer any questions that a patient may have.