Poisons Information

Contact details for poisons information centres.

National Poisons Information Service

The four centres of the National Poisons Information Service (Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Newcastle) provide a year-round, 24-hour information service for health care staff on the diagnosis, treatment and management of poisoning.

The information is provided online (TOXBASE) and by telephone.



Use as the primary source of information for the routine diagnosis, treatment and management of patients suffering from exposure to a wide range of substances and products. Information provided is sufficient to cope with most cases of poisoning.


0844 892 0111

Use for clinically or toxicologically complex cases that cannot be answered by TOXBASE.

Republic of Ireland

00 3531 837 9966

Use for enquiries originating in the Republic of Ireland.

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