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:

Research we undertake

Staff of the NPIS are active in research relating to clinical toxicology, as evidenced by the numbers of articles published in the medical literature. This research is not a core function of the NPIS Units but is important for increasing the evidence base for NPIS advice on poisons management. It is often performed during academic sessions held with Universities and funded by external grants.


Recent research studies include:

| Reserach we undertake | Antidotes | Button batteries | Carbon monoxide | Cyanide | 2,4-dinitrophenol | Drugs of misuse | Electronic cigarettes | Glycols and methanol |Household products | Iron poisoning | Lead exposure | NSAIDs | Oral anticoagulants | Pesticides | Snake bite |