Involving your general practitioner (GP)

As your general practitioner (GP), also known as a family doctor, knew you before you came to hospital and will care for you afterwards, it is important that he/she is involved in your care.

A discharge summary will be mailed and/or sent electronically to your GP and if you are given a copy it is important that you take it to your GP at your next visit. Please ensure we have accurate contact details for your GP. 

Your medical team will be able to advise how soon you should see your GP after discharge, however it is recommended that you make an appointment immediately if you have any concerns, and well in advance of running out of medication.