Location: Inpatient pharmacy, Core C, Level 1, PCH

Outpatient pharmacy, ground floor, PCH, open 9am-5pm Monday - Friday

Telephone: 01733 678000

Our pharmacy team is responsible for ensuring medicines in our Trust are used safely, appropriately and cost-effectively. 

Our pharmacists use their specialist knowledge to dispense drugs and advise patients about the medicines they have been prescribed. 

They work together with medical and nursing staff and the various therapy professions to devise the most appropriate drug treatments for our patients.

We deliver a wide-range of pharmaceutical services at Peterborough City Hospital. These include: 

• inpatient, outpatient and take home medicine dispensary
• patient medication education and counselling
• controlled drugs dispensing
• preparation of sterile and non-sterile products,  including chemotherapy    and intravenous nutrition
• medicines information 
• pre-packing unit
• clinical trials support and management
• formulary implementation and maintenance
• procurement and supply of drugs from main pharmacy stores
• quality assurance
• mental health services
• ward based pharmacy service

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Our Pharmacy shop is located on the ground floor in the main Atrium. Patients can collect prescriptions from here and can also buy common pharmacy products such as allergy tablets and pain-killers at competitive prices.

Some patients who have been prescribed certain drugs can arrange to have their medicines delivered to a UK postal code address which is either the your home, work address, or a G.P practice. The service is managed by our Pharmacy Home-care Team together with your Consultant and Speciality Lead Nurses.

Medicines dispensed via this service are delivered in a safe, secure and confidential manner by a home-care provider.  

To receive this service you will need to speak to your speciality nurse and register with one of the homecare providers we use. In all cases a responsible adult must be available to sign for the delivery.

Homecare Guide

Homecare Patient Charter

Trust's Privacy Notice

Contact details

Pharmacy Home-care Team

Tel: 01733 677843
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5pm excluding bank holidays. 
An answer machine is available at all times. Any messages left outside these hours will be responded to on the next normal working day. 
Contact details of the speciality team will be provided by the speciality nurse. 


Lloyds Pharmacy Clinical Homecare

Tel: 0345 2636 123


Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 5:30pm

Healthcare at Home

Tel: 0333 103 9499


Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm

 Saturdays/Sundays and Bank holidays from 8am to 4:30pm



Tel: 0800 7833178


 Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm

Out Of Hours Telephone number: 0800 7833178


HealthNet Homecare 

Tel: 08000 833 060


 Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm (excluding bank holidays) and Saturday 8am-5pm


Location: Enter the main building, continue straight forward past the Forester Cafe until you reach a T-junction (X-Ray is located in front of you). Then bear right and pharmacy is the next department on your left.

Pharmacy opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
  • Saturday, 9am-12noon
  • Sunday, CLOSED

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In addition to the main hospital pharmacy we also offer:

  • A ward based pharmacy service
  • Counselling and advice to patients on their medication
  • A helpline offering advice about medicines (dispensed at the hospital) following discharge

Pharmacy formulary

Please see our Trust formulary here  



The Pharmacy dispenses medicines prescribed within the hospital outpatient clinics. Prescriptions may be written on white hospital only prescriptions or on green community prescriptions. If you are given a white prescription it can only be dispensed by the hospital pharmacy, however, if you are given a green prescription this is for dispensing by any community pharmacy shop. 


Bring all medicines that you use at home when you come into hospital (they tell our doctors and nurses about your current treatment)

Patient's own drug scheme

On admission, any medicine you bring with you will be assessed, recorded and placed in a bedside locker for your treatment on the ward.

 A supply of medicines to take home will be provided for you by the hospital. This may contain both medicines that were brought into the hospital and new supplies provided by the hospital pharmacy. If any medicines have been stopped, started or had their dose changed during your stay, you will be informed by a member of the ward team and the contents of your bedside locker will be corrected.

if you have any queries speak to the ward pharmacist, ward pharmacy technician or a member of th enursing team.

Inpatients with Parkinson's Disease

We have developed a scheme called ‘self / designated carer administration of medicines scheme’  providing the opportunity for patients and/or carers to remain in control of their medicine administration.  

The scheme is not compulsory. If you are asked and are interested in taking part a nurse or pharmacist will explain the scheme to you.  

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Ask us about your medicine

We offer a free and confidential Medicines Advice Helpline which is open from 9am until 5pm (Monday-Friday, except bank holiday). If you have a question about your medicine, our medicines information team is here to help you.

Call us directly

Medicines advice helpline: 01733677303

If we cannot answer your call straight away, you can leave a message and we will call you back.

Alternatively, email us on

Don’t forget, you can find more information about your medication or conditions on the NHS Choices website.