Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Welcome to Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

The Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Pharmacy Service exists to proactively support staff, service users and carers in achieving safe and effective medicines management, optimising the use of medicines by providing a high quality and friendly service.

We do this by providing:

  • Efficient drug distribution and purchasing
  • Accurate and independent information and education about medicines to other healthcare professionals, service users and carers
  • Clinical and dispensing activities to facilitate the management of medicines by service users within inpatient and community teams
  • Support to ensure that medicines management resources are used cost effectively within Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Pharmacy contact details:

Chief Pharmacist: 
Amy Wire
Tel: 0118-960-5103
Email: amy.wire@berkshire.nhs.uk

We have an in-house pharmacy with dedicated specialist pharmacists and technicians based at:

Pharmacy Department
Prospect Park Hospital
Honey End Lane
Tilehurst
Reading
Berkshire
RG30 4EJ

We provide a service to all Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust wards across Berkshire.

General opening hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.

Staff across Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have access to an emergency pharmacy service outside of these hours.

Medicines Information
Tel: 0118 960 5059 (available 10 am -12 midday and 2 pm to 4 pm; Monday to Friday)

Dispensary and all general enquiries:
Tel: 0118 960 5080 (answer phone service out of hours)
Fax: 0118 960 5079

Deputy Pharmacy Manager:
Tel: 0118 960 5077

The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)
PALS is a free, informal and confidential patient advice service providing support and guidance across our services. It also assists carers and relatives and recognises their essential role.

PALS staff are available during office hours from Monday to Friday (excluding public bank holidays). An answer phone operates if no-one is available to take your call.

You can contact PALS by:
Visiting the PALS office at Building 1, Room 1.1.13. Prospect Park Hospital, Honey End Lane, Reading, RG30 4EJ
Asking a member of staff to arrange a visit
Tel: 0118 960 5027
Email: trevor.lyalle@berkshire.nhs.uk

The Healthcare Library is for:
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and associated staff
NHS Berkshire West (formerly Berkshire West PCT)
Students on placement with either of the above organisations
Please contact the library for more information.

Healthcare Library
Prospect Park Hospital
Honey End Lane
Tilehurst
Reading
Berkshire
RG30 4EJ

Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm
Tel: 0118 960 5012
Fax: 0118 960 5014
Email: Library.Healthcare@berkshire.nhs.uk

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Pharmacy Department
Prospect Park Hospital
Honey End Lane
Tilehurst
Reading
Berkshire
RG30 4EJ
http://www.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/