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Educational sessions


We provide educational sessions to medical and nursing staff involved in the care of poisoned patients.

Our consultants contribute to the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM)/National Poisons Information Service (NPIS), one-day courses for emergency medicine physicians. More information on these courses can be obtained from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

We also deliver structured outreach sessions, providing information to staff working in acute medicine, emergency medicine, paediatrics and intensive care medicine. These can be one hour sessions or an intensive one day course, consisting of a combination of lectures and interactive case scenarios.

If you're interested in booking a one hour teaching session or a one day course, please contact our secretary on 020 7188 5848.

Training opportunities

Training in clinical toxicology is available through attachments to the clinical toxicology service, which are available for physicians from a variety of medical specialties, particularly emergency medicine, general medicine, clinical pharmacology, critical care and paediatrics. 

Attachments are typically on a short-term basis of one to four weeks, although longer attachments (up to a year) can be organised in certain circumstances. These are subject to availability and are unfunded, meaning individuals will have to cover their own costs. There are some costs associated with the organising and running of these attachments which also need to be covered by the individual.

Educational opportunities during these attachments are provided through attendance at clinical toxicology ward rounds, with associated bedside teaching, and the medical toxicology clinic, participation in journal review sessions and 'in house' educational sessions, and having an active role in the current research interests of the service.

In addition specialist registrars interested in a more prolonged period of training in clinical toxicology may be able to get approval from their education supervisor and training committee for a six to twelve month training post with the clinical toxicology service.   

If you're interested in organising an attachment, please contact the clinical toxicology service secretary on 020 7188 5848. They will pass your request on the relevant clinical toxicology consultant.