The pharmacy departments at York, Scarborough and Bridlington Hospitals employ over 150 staff providing comprehensive services and support to patients, wards, clinics and departments within the Trust, as well as hospices and several community hospitals and units in the locality. Working with other disciplines, the team comprises of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy assistants and clerical staff who all play an essential role in service delivery.
The aim of the pharmacy service is to provide the right medicine to the right patient at the right time.
The services provided by the pharmacies at York, Scarborough and Bridlington include:
Dispensing medicines for in-patients, out-patients and on discharge. The out-patient dispensing service at York is provided by our partner Healthcare at Home.
Aseptics - preparation of aseptic medicines for individual patients e.g. ready to administer injectables. This includes chemotherapy, paediatric doses and clinical trial medicines.
Clinical trials - a team of pharmacy staff co-ordinates a large number of studies in the Trust ensuring trials are conducted and dispensed according to best practice.
Ward based Clinical Pharmacy service - pharmacists and medicines management pharmacy technicians work as part of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure that patients get the best out of their medicines by ensuring prescribing is safe, effective and economic. Several pharmacists attend consultant ward rounds to ensure the medical teams receive specialist pharmaceutical advice.
Medicines Information - clinical practice is supported by our medicines information service who have online access to the latest information to support clinicians with patient specific requests. This team also maintains and develops the Trust formulary, prescribing guidelines and protocols.
Procurement and distribution of medicines - these teams ensure that medicines are available and fit for use. They work closely with local and national agencies to ensure the Trust gets best value for its expenditure on medicines.
Anticoagulant Clinic - at York pharmacists are heavily involved in the busy anticoagulant clinic where patients have their warfarin dosed on the basis of blood tests. This reduces greatly the burden on GPs and helps to improve patient safety.
Our services are provided at:
The York Hospital
Scarborough General Hospital
Bridlington District Hospital
York Hospital Pharmacy Department and Healthcare at Home Pharmacy can both be found via the main entrance on the ground floor.
Scarborough Pharmacy Department can be found via the south entrance on the first floor.
Bridlington Pharmacy can be found via the main entrance on the ground floor.
Pharmacy Operations Manager
Tel: 01904 725949
Operation Services Manager
Tel: 01723 236236
Please bring your medicines into hospital with you on admission This will enable our pharmacy team to carry out a full review of your medicines during your stay.
If you have any questions about your medicines please inform a member of the ward staff that you would like to speak to a member of the pharmacy team about your medicines.
Follow this link to access the formulary.