The Pharmacy department works alongside the medical and nursing teams to ensure that medicines are used safely and appropriately. We also ensure medicines are dispensed in a timely and efficient manner and that service users have the information and education that they need to feel comfortable taking their medicines.
We also provide dispensing and clinical services to all inpatient units, day hospitals and outpatients.
Liaise with the primary care team on admission and discharge to ensure seamless care
Visit both inpatient and external wards/units regularly to check that medications prescribed to patients are appropriate and that there are no interactions between these medications or contraindications to the patient taking them
Work with the medical team to advise on treatment options for patients as well as reviewing treatment histories for patients unresponsive to current treatment
Advise on Trust formulary, to ensure that treatments are effective and appropriate
Audit prescribing to ensure it is of the highest standard.
counsel patients on their medicines both as inpatients and when collecting outpatient prescriptions
run education groups for patients and carers, both at trust hospitals and external units
run training sessions for medical and nursing staff
each pharmacy operates a medication helpline where you can talk to pharmacy staff in strictest confidence about any medication related topic. The telephone numbers and opening times of this service are given at the bottom of this page.
supply medications for inpatients, outpatients, external units, day hospitals and community psychiatric teams
provide stock medicines for the wards and outside units.
Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust formulary is devised in accordance with relevant National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Maudsley Prescribing guidelines. Formulary in Leeds is developed on a cooperative basis between the principle NHS bodies in the city. Details can be found on the Leeds Formulary website.
Pharmacists provide the clinical services and detailed information for patients, carers and health professionals.
Technicians run the dispensing service; coordinate supply of medication as well as counselling patients on common side effects.
SATOs dispense and assemble medicines and order stock medication.
Get in touch
If you are an inpatient you will be able to speak with your ward pharmacist during one of the regular visits made to the ward.
If you are an outpatient and you need advice or have a problem with your medication you can call or visit one of our Trust pharmacies: