Information about medicines
Medication is a form of treatment for many health conditions. Some medicines are available from pharmacists or supermarkets, others need a prescription from your GP or another healthcare professional.
CNWL's pharmacy service specialises in mental health medicines and can help you make the best use of your medicines by providing information, education and expertise.
Christmas Pharmacy Opening times
Please see the links to the Pharmacy opening times over the holiday period which has been uploaded on an NHS England website. The link which can be found here.
There are a variety of resources available that can help you make informed decisions about your medicines. The resources below contain reliable information about medicines, which we would recommend that you use.
The Choice and Medication website includes patient information leaflets, handy charts and fact sheets on mental health conditions and medicines.
The best use of medicines in pregnancy (BUMPS) website provides information leaflets on the use of individual medicines in pregnancy. Information on the use of sodium valproate in pregnancy is also available:
Easy read and audio leaflets for patients with learning disabilities, their carers and younger people can be found at the following websites:
Medication information leaflets for children can be found at the following websites:
Other medication resources and websites that you may find helpful:
For general information:
- NHS Choices
- Drug Driving Rules
- Patient information leaflets (click on the purple PIL)
For help taking your medicines:
For information on drugs and alcohol:
The aim of the Medicines Helpline is to support CNWL patients (and their carers) with medicines related questions following outpatient attendance or discharge from hospital.
Patients (and carers) can call the medicines helpline on 0208 206 7270 and speak to one of our pharmacists about their medication. The helpline can be contacted Monday – Friday 9am – 5.15pm (outside of these hours please leave a message and we will call you back). You can also email the helpline on: email@example.com
Chief Pharmacist and Accountable Officer for Controlled Drugs
Chief Pharmacist & Accountable Officer for Controlled Drugs
Telephone: 020 3214 5893
Medicines Helpline: 0208 206 7270
Email medicines helpline
Chief Pharmacist and Accountable Officer for Controlled Drugs, Anne Tyrrell.
The Choice and Medication website includes patient information leaflets, charts and fact sheets on mental health conditions and medication.
Choice and Medication