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Opening Times: Monday to Thursday 9:00 – 17:00, Friday 9:30 – 17:00, Saturday and Sunday 9am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-5pm, Bank holidays 10:15 – 13:00.
Telephone: 01493 452387.
Location: Ground floor, east corridor.

The Pharmacy department offers a comprehensive pharmaceutical service covering many aspects of pharmacy required for a teaching hospital.

We play a major role in a patient’s care at the James Paget University Hospital. This is achieved by supplying and ensuring the safe and effective use of medicines as well as providing information about medicines to both hospital staff and patients.

The pharmacy team comprises of over 90  staff members, made up of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy assistants and clerical staff.

On an average day we will dispense around 900 prescriptions from the dispensary.

Patients Medicines

When you visit our Hospitals, please bring all your medicines with you, where possible in their original containers. When you go home the Hospital Pharmacy will return the medicines you need and supply any new treatment prescribed.


Our Pharmacy team

Our senior Pharmacy Team - seven people, three seated at the front and four standing behind them

Some of our senior pharmacy team, including top row, Clare Harper, Procurement & Homecare Manager; and Chris Street, Chief Pharmacist; and bottom row,  Lucy Coull, Dispensary and Stores Manager.


What services are provided?


  • Dispensing of in-patient chart prescriptions
  • Supply of Discharge medication
  • Out-patient prescriptions from the various outpatient clinics
  • Day case patients requiring medication
  • Outside units/hospitals
  • Clinical trials
  • Hospital-only prescribed medication
  • Various emergency kits used in hospital wards and departments


  • Procurement and distribution of all medication
  • Ward Top-up service
  • Dietetics products


  • Aseptic dispensing
  • Chemotherapy injections and infusions
  • Extemporaneous preparations
  • TPN (nutrition that goes directly into the bloodstream)

Quality Control Function

  • Environmental monitoring
  • Gas testing

Clinical Pharmacy

  • Clinical pharmacy activity on wards  
  • Medical information service for patients and staff


How can I get a referral?

On the ward – ask a member of staff to refer you to a member of the pharmacy team.

Contact us directly on 01493 452387.

We are only able to answer questions relating to medication supplied at an Out-patient appointment or related to a recent In-patient admission.


How can I contact the department?

Dispensary: 01493 452387

Pharmacy Stores: 01493 452388

Production (TPN, Aseptics): 01493 452390

Key staff

Key staff

Chief Pharmacist: Chris Street

Deputy Chief Pharmacist: Gemma McGuigan

Head of Clinical Pharmacy: Jack Johnson

Clinical Lead Pharmacy Technician: Kelly Pryke

Production Lead Pharmacist: Rachel Harold

Production Lead Technician: Daniel Lumbard

Dispensary and Stores Manager: Lucy Coull

Procurement and Homecare Manager: Clare Harper