Imperial College Health Partners (ICHP) has launched an opportunity for patients and citizens across our North West London region to get involved with an important project to improve the quality of communication between healthcare professionals and patients.

Across our region, thousands of patients being treated in hospital. An inpatient experience is a lot to deal with for many. But leaving hospital and returning to your natural environment can also be unsettling if you have not been given sufficient information about your medicines and how to care for yourself. Often medicines you go home with can be different to the medicines you were admitted to hospital with, and this can lead to confusion.

By working with NHS organisations across North West London, ICHP want to change this to give back confidence to the patient, their family members and carers when leaving hospital. This is part of our broader Medicines Optimisation programme.

To help with this, we would now like to hear from you about your experience of being discharged from hospital and the information you receive.

If you live in North West London and are willing to answer a few questions –  anonymously –  about your experience being discharged from hospital, please do fill in our survey, which should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete:

In particular, we would like to hear from patients who have been discharged from hospital in the last 12 months.

You can read more about the work of Imperial College Health Partners, a network of NHS Trusts, commissioners and universities, at

The closing date for the survey is Friday, 27th May.

Editor’s Note: Photo Credit: Nurses Together