The Pharmacy Workforce Development South is based in the University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust.


Medicines Information Services

As a result of the Specialist Pharmacy Service transformation process, the South West Medicines Information Service has now closed.

Healthcare professionals in primary care (including community pharmacy) in England, can now obtain medicines advice from the Specialist Pharmacy Service.

A single, national telephone number and email for the Specialist Pharmacy Service (SPS) medicines advice service is available: 

•             Telephone number: 0300 770 8564

•             Email:

Further details are available here.


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.

Pharmacy Workforce Development South: 0117 342 6677