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

Members of the public

In an emergency, members of the public should always contact their general practitioners, NHS 24 (Scotland) or NHS 111 (England and Wales) or local A&E department. If the patient has collapsed or is not breathing properly, call 999.

 

The NPIS does not provide poisons information directly to members of the public - so, for routine poisons advice you should contact your general practitioner or telephone NHS 111 on 111, http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/Emergencyandurgentcareservices/Pages/NHS-111.aspx or NHS 24 (Scotland) on 111, http://www.nhs24.com. Members of the public seeking specific information on poisons in the Republic of Ireland can contact the National Poisons Information Centre on 01 809 2166.

 

NPIS have produced a number of leaflets for members of the public which include:

UKTIS provides information to pregnant mothers on its new website 'bumps' - best use of medicines in pregnancy (www.medicinesinpregnancy.org).

 

Other Information

Keep Caps from Kids is an initiative from the detergent industry to promote the safe use of liquid detergent capsules. http://www.keepcapsfromkids.eu/uk

 

RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) exists to "enhance the quality of life by exercising a powerful influence for accident prevention". RoSPA http://www.rospa.co.uk/index.htm

 

If you are worried about a matter relating to an exposure at work then the Health & Safety Executive http://www.hse.gov.uk may be able to help you: phone the HSE information line on: 08701 545 500.