Table of Contents IntroductionClinical detailsFuture managementMedicationsHere’s some questions for you A discharge summary is an account of the major events of the hospital admission for the patient’s GP, so that they can take over the patient’s care. Introduction Patient Name Hospital and NHS number DOB Address GP details Hospital stay Consultant Ward and hospital Admission and discharge date Discharge destination Summary details Date written Your name and signature Clinical details Presentation History Examination Investigations Important investigation results Any awaited results Diagnosis and patient’s comorbidities Management How the patient was managed/treated Response/complications Future management Management plans for after discharge Follow-up appointment Actions for GP Medications Regular medication changes Medications to take home (medication, strength, form, directions, quantity) Regular medications Any added medications Any PRN medications still being used (e.g. analgesia, antiemetics) NB: out-patient controlled drug prescriptions must be handwritten and must include patient name and address; drug, strength and formulation; dose and frequency. The total quantity must be spelled out as well as written numerically. Here’s some questions for you Who is responsible for following up outstanding results after the patient is discharged? Oops! This section is restricted to members. Should the discharge summary be written in medical or lay language? Oops! This section is restricted to members. Can you write a discharge summary for a patient if you were not involved in their care? Oops! This section is restricted to members.