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Clinical pharmacy

About our service

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust Pharmacy department is one of the largest in the UK and has a strong focus on individual patient care. Patients in the hospital environment need more specialised care due to their condition so pharmacists will often attend the bedside of patients in hospital ensuring the safety and effectiveness of medicines and consulting the patient with regards to issues they may have about medicines.

The clinical pharmacy service provides a seven-days-a-week service to key specialities and is supported by the resident (onsite) pharmacy service, which acts as the first point of contact for the pharmaceutical care needs of patients out-of-hours.

Clinical pharmacy specialist expertise and support for:

  • medicine (including respiratory medicine, diabetes, HIV and sexual health, immunotherapy, haemostasis and thrombosis)
  • community integrated services care
  • surgical specialities (including pain management and total parenteral nutrition)
  • cardiovascular services (cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery)
  • renal medicine (including renal transplantation and haemodialysis)
  • infectious diseases
  • critical care
  • oncology, haematology and palliative care
  • paediatrics.

We employ seven consultant pharmacists, working at the forefront of clinical pharmacy practice (more than any other Trust).

Our pharmacists work across multi-disciplinary teams both in the hospital and community setting, to deliver advice, guidance and support within a culture of medicine safety.

Visiting Professional Programme: Clinical Pharmacy

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust offers three exciting programmes for visiting professionals wishing to observe and experience the provision of pharmaceutical care services. For more information, visit the Guy's and St Thomas' events website