Our pharmacy team is one of the largest in the UK with over 400 staff, providing a service 7 days a week.

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians visit the wards regularly to review the medicines of inpatients staying in our hospitals, and to make sure they are safe and effective. They provide advice and support to medical and nursing staff in our hospitals and in the community.

The team includes resident pharmacists, who are on-site out-of-hours, so that pharmacy support for inpatient medicines is available 24 hours a day.

The team also includes specialist and consultant pharmacists. They run outpatient clinics, directly caring for patients and prescribing medicines. 

Our outpatient pharmacies are open 7 days a week for patients to get their prescriptions.

Other pharmacy activities include:

Our outpatient pharmacy at Guy's Hospital has a state-of-the-art robot, helping patients get their medicines quicker.

Homecare medicines service

You can get some medicines we prescribe delivered to your home address, or to another address if it's more convenient.

We'll send the prescriptions to the homecare company to be dispensed and delivered to you.

The homecare medicines service is only available for certain medicines. Your clinical team will talk to you about it and ask questions to check if it is suitable for you.

For further information, please see our information on the homecare medicines service.

Health information about medicines

We've produced information about different medicines and related conditions. View our list of medicines and pharmacy information.

You might also want to look at questions you can ask about your medicines.

The NHS website has an A to Z of medicines .

Unlicensed medicines

You may have been prescribed a medicine that is 'unlicensed'. This is not unusual if a doctor feels it is suitable for your condition.

For more about this, read our information about unlicensed medicines.

Last updated: June 2024

Contact us

Pharmacy medicines helpline: 020 7188 8748

We answer the phone from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Email: [email protected]

We aim to respond to emails within 2 working days.

Outpatient pharmacies (Boots)

St Thomas' Hospital

Phone: 020 7202 9490

Location: ground floor, Lambeth wing, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

Opening times:

  • Monday to Saturday, 7am to 10pm
  • Sunday, 9am to 7pm

See accessibility information for the outpatient pharmacy at St Thomas’ Hospital.

Guy's Hospital

Phone: 020 7089 1770

Location: ground floor, Tower Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Opening times:

  • Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
  • Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, 9am to 6pm

Inpatient pharmacies

St Thomas' Hospital

Phone: 020 7188 0022

Location: ground floor, Lambeth wing, St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

Open every day, 9am to 5pm

Guy's Hospital

Phone: 020 7188 0033

Location: ground floor, Southwark Wing, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 5pm

See accessibility information for the inpatient pharmacy at Guy's Hospital.

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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