What we do

Both hospitals have modern, effective pharmacy services which provide safe and efficient support for patients.

Services we provide include:

  • Dispensary services – medicines for patients admitted to the hospital (inpatient) and those issued prescriptions during their clinic visit (outpatients)
  • Clinical pharmacy services – specialist pharmacist support at ward level across both hospitals, including medicines review, information and advice, identification and management of complex pharmaceutical needs for patients, and ensuring safe and cost-effective prescription practices
  • Technical services – prepares specialist formulations in a sterile environment for intravenous therapies such as chemotherapy
  • Medicines information – advice for colleagues across the trust on all aspects of medicine use, manages supply of medicine for clinical trials and supports anticoagulant and other outpatient clinics to monitor patients on particular types of medication
  • Home care services – providing a specialist service for high cost medication via third party companies to deliver medication direct to the patient’s home or other agreed facility, ensuring safe and cost effective prescription practices
  • Clinics – Pharmacists support the Clinicians with out-patient clinics in Haematology, anti-coagulation and Neurology

At Chelsea and Westminster there are also HIV/GUM satellite dispensaries that provide a dedicated service for patients attending community sexual health clinics.

Our team

Our teams consist of pharmacists (including specialists), pharmacy technicians, pharmacy assistants and other support staff who work together to provide a comprehensive pharmacy service. Pharmacy services at the Trust are led by Chief Pharmacist Deirdre Linnard.


Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

  • Inpatient Pharmacy: Ground Floor, Lift Bank D
  • Outpatient Pharmacy: Main Atrium, Ground Floor, Main Building

West Middlesex University Hospital

  • Main pharmacy and inpatient dispensary: Lower Ground Floor, Main Building
  • Outpatient pharmacy: Main Atrium, Ground Floor, Main Building


Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

T: 020 3315 8842 (inpatient)
T: 020 3315 8357 (outpatient)
T: 020 3315 2704 (Pharmacy Patient Helpline—Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm)

West Middlesex University Hospital 

T: 020 8321 5708 (inpatient)
T: 020 8321 6930 (outpatient)
T: 020 3315 2704 (Pharmacy Patient Helpline—Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm)


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