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Clinical Toxicology

Clinical Toxicology

The Trust has very well developed toxicological facilities: the Birmingham Unit of the National Poisons Information Service (, a tertiary level treatment unit (West Midlands Poisons Unit) and a dedicated toxicological laboratory. All these Units have National and International reputations.


National Poisons Information Service

The National Poisons Information Service is commissioned by Public Health England and provides advice to health professionals and to Government and non-Governmental organisations on all aspects of clinical toxicology, via a computerised database (TOXBASE®), by telephone and in correspondence. The Unit at City Hospital provides a year-round 24-hour a day service by rotation for health care staff on the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients who may have been poisoned. The NPIS is staffed by scientists and by physicians who are clinical toxicologists.

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Consultant Clinical Toxicologists

Dr SM Bradberry
Dr Neel Patel
Professor JA Vale


Patient Stories

Have you been a patient in the Poisons Unit? If you would like to share your story contact the Communications Department on 0121 507 5303 or e-mail your views to

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