Medicines information

This service answers enquiries on all aspects of drug therapy and aims to support the safe, effective and efficient use of medicines.

The Medicines Information Service, based in Sutton, provides support for patients and healthcare staff who have any questions about medicines.

It is important during every consultation with any doctor, nurse or pharmacist that you tell them about all the medicines you are taking, including medicines prescribed by your GP, complementary medicines, vitamins and supplements or any medicines which you may buy at your local supermarket or pharmacy.

You can contact the Medicines Information Service to check if any of these medicines will interfere with your cancer treatment.

The service is staffed by pharmacists with clinical expertise, and particular skills in locating, assessing and interpreting information about medicines. Patients and staff can contact the centre on the patient telephone helpline, or by email.

Call the helpline on 020 8770 3821, 9am to 1pm and 2pm - 5pm Monday to Friday (you can leave a message outside these hours). Alternatively, email