Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Welcome to Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Medicines Optimisation Team: Enabling people to use medicines safely and effectively

What do we do?

We enable people to use medicines safely and effectively

Medicines Information Helpline: 01392 675688

The medicines information helpline is available Monday to Friday – 10am to 4pm (excluding Bank Holidays)

Do you have trouble reading information about medication??

By calling the RNIB Medicine Leaflet Line you can listen to and/or request patient information leaflets (PILs):

          • In large/clear print
          • In Braile
          • On audio CD

RNIB Medicine Leaflet Line number is: 0800 198 5000

The RNIB Medicine Leaflet line is free to use and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

For more information click here

How do we do it?

  • We support prescribers, Health Care Professional and people who use our services and their carers
  • We provide Medicines Management education and training
  • We provide advice and guidance on practice standards
  • We promote wider understanding of and support the implementation of national guidance into local practice
  • We work with partners to develop and agree best practice prescribing guidelines
  • We produce a comprehensive range of medicine related policy and procedures
  • We provide external assurance to our partners around medicines governance
  • We provide prescribing and financial information
  • We spread best practice by incorporating the learning from audits and incidents into the all of the work we do
  • We work with our partners to set up and monitor reliable systems to ensure the efficient and timely supply of medicines.

Medicines Optimisation Team:

Address: Medicines Optimisation Team, Room FF01, Wonford House Hospital, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 5AF
Trust Website:

Acute Trust Pharmacy

Acute Trust Pharmacy departments opening times vary but core services are generally available Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Staff across DPT have conditional access to on-call pharmacy services outside of these hours.

Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital

Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW
Main switchboard: 01392 411611
Dispensary: 01392 406028
Meds Information Line: 01392 402450

South Devon Health Care Foundation Trust

Torbay Hospital, Lawes Bridge, Torquay, TQ2 7AA
Main switchboard: 01803 614567
Dispensary: 01803 655301
Meds Information Line: 01803 655304

Northern Devon Health Care Trust

North Devon District Hospital, Raleigh Park, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4JB
Main switchboard: 01271 322577
Dispensary: 01271 322395
Meds information Line: 01271 322393

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Medicine Optimisation Team
Room FF01
Wonford House Hospital
Dryden Road