National Poisons Information Service

A service commissioned by Public Health England

 

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Members of the public

seeking specific

information on poisons

should contact:

 

In England and Wales:

NHS 111 - dial 111

 

In Scotland:

NHS 24 - dial 111

 

In N Ireland:

Contact your local GP or

pharmacist during

normal hours; click here

(www.gpoutofhours

.hscni.net/) for GP

services Out-of-Hours.

 

In Republic of Ireland:

01 809 2166

 

Healthcare

professionals seeking

poisons information

should consult:

www.toxbase.org

Who we advise

Healthcare professionals in the UK

 

NPIS advises other UK and international agencies. NPIS experts contribute advice to official organisations across the healthcare sector, including occupational medicine.

 

These include the Medicines and Health Care Regulation Agency on the licensing of drugs and their safety in overdose; the Advisory Council on Drugs of Misuse on the toxicity of recreational agents; the Health and Safety Executive on pesticide and other chemical exposures; and the European Commission where NPIS is assisting work to improve early recognition of new poisonings and unusual patterns of toxicity.

 

Surveillance
The NPIS conducts surveillance activities on behalf of Public Health England, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and other Government Agencies on the toxic effects of products in the United Kingdom.

 

What government bodies does NPIS advise?
NPIS Units provide information and advice to the following:

 

NPIS experts contribute advice to official organisations across the healthcare sector, including occupational medicine.

 

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