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Boots Outpatients Service

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The Boots Outpatient Pharmacy is located near the main entrance of the Royal Derby Hospital.  Working in partnership with the Trust, Boots provides a range of services for patients, visitors and staff including dispensing of most routine hospital outpatient prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, healthcare products and professional support along with general health promotion and advice.

Boots opening hours:

Monday-Friday: 8am – 7pm
Saturday: 8am – 2pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays: Closed
Main Telephone: 01332 342984
‘Etanercept’ Home Delivery Service Telephone: 01332 340097

The majority of the Trust’s outpatient prescriptions are dispensed by the Boots Outpatient Pharmacy. Staff at your appointment will be able to advise you where to take your prescription, but you may refer to the specialties guide in the table below, that are dispensed by the Boots pharmacy

Ambulatory Care Centre (ACC)
Catheter Suite
Chest Clinic
Children’s Emergency Unit
Day Case Unit
Diabetes / Endocrinology
DME (Elderly Medicine)
Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)
Emergency Department
Genito-Urinary Medicine
Hand Unit
Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgery
Oncology (oral treatments)
Pain Management
Palliative Care
Pre-op assessment
Renal (Nephrology)
Surgical Assessment Unit
TB Clinic
Upper GI Surgery
Urology Clinic
Ward 207
Ward 303 (unwell)
Ward 307


Boots cannot dispense the following prescriptions

  • GP Prescriptions (Form FP10) – however these can be sent off-site and collected later.  Please speak to a member of staff.

  • Dietetics (food supplements) are usually supplied by your GP following review by one of the Trust’s dietitians.

The following prescriptions cannot be dispensed by Boots and should be forwarded to the Trust’s pharmacy, on level 1 of the Royal Derby Hospital

  • Women’s and Children’s outpatient prescriptions (including Gynae, Antenatal, Maternity, Fertility. Prescriptions from the Children’s Emergency Department can be taken to Boots)

  • Private Prescriptions (including those from Derby Private Health and Doctors’ Own Prescriptions)

  • Clinical Trials

  • Diabetic pump consumables

  • Intravenous Antibiotics for Home Use

  • Anything to be taken or administered in hospital as part of a procedure       


Frequently Ask Questions (FAQs):

Q. What should I do if I need a hospital outpatient prescription and Boots is closed?

 For further information click here

Please note: Normal High Street Pharmacies (including other Boots Community Pharmacies) will not be able to dispense hospital prescriptions. 

Q. How do I know if I should obtain my medication through Boots at the Royal Derby Hospital or go to my own General Practitioner (GP, also known as a ‘Family Doctor’) for a prescription?

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Please note: GPs will require at least 2 working days’ notice to issue a prescription.

Q. Why Boots Pharmacy?

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***Important Information***

London Road Community Hospital Prescriptions

The majority of outpatient prescriptions are dispensed by Boots pharmacy at the Royal Derby Hospital.

When attending an outpatient clinic at the London Road Community Hospital, options of how you can obtain your prescribed medication will be explained to you. 

Some prescriptions may be dispensed by Boots at the Royal Derby Hospital and delivered for next day collection from a local Boots pharmacy.

Alternatively, you may decide to visit the Boots pharmacy at the Royal Derby Hospital and have your outpatient prescription dispensed while you wait, if you prefer.

Should you need prescribed medication, please ensure to ask at your appointment about the ways in which you can obtain your medicine, so they can be explained to you.