National Poisons Information Service

A service commissioned by Public Health England




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 for GP

services Out-of-Hours.


In Republic of Ireland:

01 809 2166



professionals seeking

poisons information

should consult:


TOXBASE can be accessed via NHSnet or the Internet by registered users (new users can register on-line) on the TOXBASE web site:


You will need a PC with Windows, with a frames enabled, Java-compliant Internet Browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox.  You will also need access to the Internet via either an NHSnet connection or by using dial-up or broadband via an Internet Service Provider.  Your own IT support personnel should be able to advise.


TOXBASE e-learning site
You can improve your use of TOXBASE and the management of poisoned patients by registering to use our TOXBASE e-learning, a training tool.  This site has a separate URL (


Click here for general information on TOXBASE and the TOXBASE user update.


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