British National Formulary July 2017

Medicines information services



Information on any aspect of drug therapy can be obtained from Regional and District Medicines Information Services. Details regarding the local services provided within your Region can be obtained by telephoning the following numbers.

England
Birmingham(0121) 424 7298
Bristol(0117) 342 2867
Ipswich(01473) 704 431
Leeds(0113) 206 5377
Leicester(0116) 258 6491
Liverpool(0151) 794 8113/7
(0151) 794 8118
London
Guy's Hospital(020) 7188 8750
(020) 7188 3849
(020) 7188 3855
Northwick Park Hospital(020) 8869 2761
(020) 8869 3973
Newcastle(0191) 282 4631
Southampton(023) 8120 6908/9
Wales
Cardiff(029) 2074 2979
(029) 2074 2251
Scotland
Aberdeen(01224) 552 316
Dundee(01382) 632 351
(01382) 660 111 Extn 32351
Edinburgh(0131) 242 2920
Glasgow(0141) 211 4407
Northern Ireland
Belfast

(028) 9504 0558

Republic of Ireland
Dublin(01) 473 0589
(01) 453 7941 Extn 2348

United Kingdom Medicines Information Pharmacists Group (UKMIPG) website

www.ukmi.nhs.uk

Telephone numbers and email addresses of manufacturers listed in BNF Publications are shown in the Index of Manufacturers

UK Teratology Information Service

Information on drug and chemical exposures in pregnancy.

Tel: 0344 892 0909

www.uktis.org

UK Drugs in Lactation Advisory Service (UKDILAS)

Information on the compatability of drugs with breastfeeding.

Tel: 0116 258 6491, or 0121 424 7298

www.ukmi.nhs.uk/ukdilas

Information on drug therapy relating to dental treatment can be obtained by telephoning

Liverpool(0151) 794 8206

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)

Information on the national medical guidelines of fitness to drive is available from:

www.gov.uk/government/publications/at-a-glance

Patient Information Lines

NHS Urgent Care Services 111

Poisons Information Services

UK National Poisons Information Service0344 892 0111

www.toxbase.org

Sport

Information regarding the use of medicines in sport is available from UK Anti-Doping: www.ukad.org.uk

Tel: (020) 7842 3450

ukad@ukad.org.uk

UK Anti-Doping

Fleetbank House

2–6 Salisbury Square

London

EC4Y 8AE

Information about the prohibited status of specific medicines based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List is available from Global Drug Reference Online: www.globaldro.com/uk/search

Travel Immunisation

Up-to-date information on travel immunisation requirements may be obtained from:

National Travel Health Network and Centre (for healthcare professionals only) 0845 602 6712 Monday–Friday (closed Wednesday afternoons and Bank Holidays): 09:00–11:45 and 13:00–15:45

Travel Medicine Team, Health Protection Scotland (0141) 300 1100 (14.00–16.00 hours weekdays)

www.travax.nhs.uk (for registered users of the NHS website Travax only)

Welsh Government Switchboard English language 0300 0603300 (09.00–17.30 hours weekdays only)

Welsh Government Switchboard Yr laith Gymraeg 0300 0604400 (09.00–17.30 hours weekdays only)

Department of Health and Social Services (Belfast) (028) 9052 2118 (weekdays)

List of Registered Medical Practitioners

Details on whether doctors are registered and hold a licence to practise medicine in the UK can be obtained from the General Medical Council.

Tel: (0161) 923 6602

www.gmc-uk.org/register