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Drugs in Cardiothoracics

Medicines in cardiothoracics specialist advisory service


About our service

The service is part of the local Medicines Information Service within the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. We are based at the Royal Brompton site in Chelsea. The centre deals with approximately 1000 enquiries a year.

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust has a world-wide reputation for the diagnosis and treatment of heart and lung disease. We treat patients from across the UK.

Specialities include:

·     Cystic Fibrosis

  • Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
  • Grown up congenital unit for adolescents
  • Heart and/or Lung Transplantation
  • Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis, Cardiology and Respiratory
  • Respiratory Medicine

What resources does the service have access to?

  • Specialist pharmacists and clinicians, many who are key opinion leaders in the fields of Cardiology, Respiratory Medicine and Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Local Guidelines e.g. Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines, Nebulised Drugs guide, Transplant Guidelines, Clinical Guidelines for the Care of Children with Cystic Fibrosis (N.B. Clinical Guidelines for the Care of Children with Cystic Fibrosis can be downloaded from the Internet using the link: http://www.rbht.nhs.uk/healthprofessionals/clinical-departments/paediatrics/childrencf/)
  • A medical library that holds specialist journals in Cardiology, Respiratory Medicine and Transplantation.


Who can use our service?

The service is provided to all medicines information pharmacists throughout the UK.


How can you access the service?

The service is available from 10am–5pm Monday to Friday

Tel: 020 7351 8901

Fax: 020 7351 8985

Email: medinfo@rbht.nhs.uk


How can we help?

The service can offer enquiry answering support for enquiries in this area.

The service can supply copies of local policies and procedures.


Before you call

Please use standard reference texts available to you

Please obtain the following information:

  • Patient parameters e.g. age, gender
  • Full drug history including and herbal, recreational and OTC drugs
  • Concurrent conditions
  • Renal/liver function
  • Medical History and diagnosis
  • Sources already searched


The North Thames Medicines Information service audits the service every three years. Between these times peer review is carried out by local North Thames MI Services.

June 2010