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:

Members of the public

In an emergency, 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 (England), NHS 24 (Scotland) or NHS Direct (Wales).


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 (


Other Information

Keep Caps from Kids is an initiative from the detergent industry to promote the safe use of liquid detergent capsules.


RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) exists to "enhance the quality of life by exercising a powerful influence for accident prevention". RoSPA


If you are worried about a matter relating to an exposure at work then the Health & Safety Executive may be able to help you: phone the HSE information line on: 0345 300 9923.