The South West Medicines Information Service and the Pharmacy Workforce Development South are based in the University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust.


Medicines Information Services

The Medicines Information team works with and supports professionals and organisations within the south west providing information and advice on all aspects of the therapeutic use of medicines to achieve better outcomes for patients. 

At a national level the team works within the UKMi network and is part of the national Specialist Pharmacy Service contributing to a range of workstreams including:

  • Medicines Q and As
  • IV Monograph quality assurance
  • Medication safety  projects
  • Horizon scanning for the impact of new medicines

Pharmacy Workforce Development South

The training team offers a range of courses and training for the pharmacy workforce in the South. Training schemes for pharmacists, preregistration trainee pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, preregistration trainee pharmacy technicians and pharmacy assistants are all co-ordinated by this department.

PWDS team members also work with a range of partners including Health Education England, Bridgwater & Taunton College, NICE and CPPE on various projects. 


Training Booking

Location B407
Bristol Royal Infirmary, Marlborough Street, Bristol BS2 8HW
Department is open: 8.45am - 5pm Monday - Friday.

Medicines Information: 0117 342 6655

Pharmacy Workforce Development South: 0117 342 6677