Pharmacy services

This page contains information about our pharmacy services for GPs and medical professionals. For patient information about our pharmacies, please click here.

Our pharmacy department supplies medicines to outpatients, inpatients and at discharge from its five dispensaries and pharmacy departments across the trust.

It also provides support to the research and development department, supplying medicines as a part of various clinical trials.

Clinical pharmacy services

The clinical pharmacy service provides specialist pharmacist support at ward level to ensure prescribing is safe, effective and economic. We also have a number of pharmacist independent prescribers working on our Renal unit and at the Elective Orthopaedic Centre, based at Epsom Hostpital.

The medicines management service undertakes drug evaluations and drawing up of prescribing guidelines, formularies and shared care policies.

The medicines information service, based at Epsom Hospital, provides independent information and advice on all aspects of drug therapy to healthcare professionals and members of the public.

The pharmacy production unit manufactures total parenteral nutrition cytotoxic chemotherapy on an individual patient basis. Creams, ointments and liquids that are not commercially available are also manufactured here.

Trust formulary

Our trust formulary, which can be found in our corporate publications, provides a list of medicines which are cost effective and support evidence based prescribing across the trust.

Medicines management committee

The medicines management committee reviews the addition of drugs to and removal from the formulary. Minutes from the meeting of this committee can be found in our corporate publications

Supporting other organisations

The pharmacy department provides pharmaceutical support to other local providers such CSH Surrey, Royal Marsden Hospital Community Services, as well as charitable organisations including the Children's Trust at Tadworth.

Education and training

The department trains four pre-registration pharmacists each year and two student technicians with an intake every two years.

A comprehensive rotation for Band six pharmacists supports newly qualified pharmacists in undertaking the postgraduate diploma in general pharmacy practice.

The department also supports the clinical teaching of pharmacy undergraduates from Kingston University.

Read more about postgraduate education at the trust

Key staff

Anne Davies (Chief Pharmacist)
Tel: 020 8296 4031

 

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