Technical pharmacy services

With a large and talented team of technical staff, our service is split between two sites: the main pharmacy department and the cancer pharmacy, which is a state-of-the-art purpose-built pharmacy within the main hospital but allied to the cancer unit.

As a team, we’re responsible for all the medicines compounding and preparation services in Pharmacy. Cancer services are very much in the public eye, balancing high drug costs with increasing demands for services. Which means that our chemotherapy unit has an ever-important role to play.

Also, parenteral nutrition needs to be managed well to ensure patients are protected from infection and error; that they are having their critical needs met and are discharged as soon as possible. Injectable drugs are being recognised as highly risky for patients and the Trust, and our CIVAS team is closely involved in reducing this risk. One-off non-sterile medicines continue to be needed to meet individual needs, and the Technical Services team delivers this responsive service.