Patient’s Own Drugs Assessment and Transcribing for Supply

Patients’ Own Drugs (PODs) are the medicines that patients have obtained in the community setting and bring to hospital. It has been shown to have a beneficial effect on medicines wastage and drug expenditure.   Transcribing for Supply is the ordering of medicines/products for individual patients from a prescription that has been clinically screened by a pharmacist.

POD Assessment and Transcribing for Supply are systems of medicines reconciliation that contribute to the wider Medicines Optimisation agenda and ultimately support patients making the most of their medicines.