Pharmacy

Please click on the links below for information on Pharmacy:

 

What is it?

Where do we offer this service?

When do we offer this service?

Waiting times

Who should you contact?

Medicines Guide (Formulary)

Further advice and resources

Pre-Registration Pharmacist Training

 

What is it?

Our Pharmacists dispense medicines to patients staying in our hospitals, those being treated as Outpatients and those receiving treatment at our hospital clinics or as a result of a visit to any of our Emergency Departments. Pharmacy staff are available on wards throughout the week for patients wanting advice on medicines. We also provide information about medicines to both patients and to the professionals who treat them.

 

We will shortly be adding a list of frequently asked questions here.

 

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Where do we offer this service?

We provide Pharmacy services from:

 

  • Dewsbury and District Hospital – Outpatient access is on the main corridor, immediately past the reception area and café
     
  • Pinderfields Hospital – Pharmacy reception is at the rear of the main atrium, to the left of the dining area. The actual Pharmacy is accessible only to hospital staff
     
  • Pontefract Hospital – Pharmacy is situated on the ground floor next to WHSmith.

 

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When do we offer this service?

Pharmacy Departments in all three hospitals are open for Outpatient dispensing:

Dewsbury Hospital:

Monday to Friday - 8am to 8pm
Saturdays - 9am to 5pm
Sundays - 9am to 5pm
Bank Holidays - 10am to 4pm (except Christmas Day)
 

Pinderfields Hospital:

Monday to Friday - 8am to 8pm
Saturdays - 9am to 5pm
Sundays - 9am to 5pm
Bank Holidays - 10am to 4pm (except Christmas Day)


Pontefract Hospital:

Monday to Friday - 8am to 6pm
Saturdays - 9am to 12pm
 

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Waiting times

Please be aware that the hospital pharmacy provides a service to both inpatients and outpatient.  At times priority may have to be given to inpatients.

 

In addition, some prescriptions may take longer than others and the department can get very busy at times.

 

We would therefore ask for your patience and understanding.

 

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Who should you contact?

Director of Pharmacy: Phil Deady

Associate Director Pharmacy: Hameda Lane

You can contact the above staff members on:

Tel: 01924 541371.

 

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Further advice and resources

The MY Medicines Helpline is available for Trust patients with any enquiries about their medicines if obtained from any of our wards or Pharmacies. This is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. An answerphone is available for out-of-hours messages.

Please telephone 01924 541398.




Pre-Registration Pharmacist Training

Pharmacy Training Information



 

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Medicines Guide (Formulary)

The Medicines Guide is Mid Yorkshire’s Formulary. It aims to promote high quality, evidence-based prescribing and to reduce variation in the standard of treatment provided to patients. It has been prepared in consultation with hospital specialists and in collaboration with local Primary Care Trusts (PCTs), now known as Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), to ensure consistency of prescribing practice across the interface.
 

The Guide covers the main areas of hospital prescribing and is primarily intended as a first-line prescribing guide for junior medical staff. It lists those drugs routinely stocked in the pharmacies within The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust based at Dewsbury, Pinderfields and Pontefract Hospitals. Other preparations may be available for specialist use.
 

The guide also indicates compliance with those NICE Technology Appraisals that are relevant to the medical conditions managed within the Trust. These medicines are annotated ‘in accordance with NICE guidance’

Medicines guide - netFormulary  

 

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