Pharmacy

0121 333 9786

Administrator: 0121 333 9772

Our Pharmacy is responsible for all of the drugs used in the hospital.

They have to check on the drugs used on the wards (Intensive Care alone uses 500 every single day), and give out prescriptions from outpatients. Every drug used in the hospital has to be accounted for, and it is the Pharmacy’s job to keep track and keep up with the demand!

Many drugs used at the hospital are specialised for children. The Pharmacy work closely with the neighbouring university (Aston University) in training pharmacists, and in several areas of research into children’s medicines.

Medicine Chest - our outpatient pharmacy

Since February 2013, when your child attends an outpatient appointment you are able to collect their prescribed medicines from the Medicine Chest, our outpatient pharmacy - before you go home

Dedicated to dispensing just outpatient medication, the brand new state-of-the-art facility is adjacent to the main entrance.

The building is bright, modern, child-friendly and home to a high-tech automated robot which will select medicines for dispensing.

Specialist paediatric pharmacists will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have or to give confidential advice about your child’s medicine.

The BCH Formulary

This BCH Formulary specifies which medicines are approved to be prescribed by our Hospital. These decisions are based on evaluations of efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of drugs. The BCH Formulary is developed and maintained by the Drugs and Therapeutics Committee (DTC). The DTC is a committee consisting of various key members from within the Trust such as clinicians, pharmacists, nurses, risk management, directorate management, microbiology and a primary care trust pharmacist. Our latest version was published in April 2014.

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