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Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust



Contact details

NGH Main Hospital Pharmacy

Telephone: 01604 545700

Opening hours for inpatient and inpatient discharge prescriptions

Monday - Friday: 08.45 - 18.00
Saturday: 10.00- 16.00
Sunday: 10.00- 16.00 
Bank Holidays: 10.00 - 16.00


Discharge Medicines Helpline

If you have any questions about any medicines you have received during your hospital stay at NGH, please contact our discharge medicines helpline

Telephone: 01604 544504

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 10.00 - 16.00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Bank Holidays: Closed

If you are not a NGH patient, please contact your local hospital or GP or community pharmacy


Boots Pharmacy

Telephone: 01604 624147

Opening hours for out patient prescriptions only

Monday - Friday: 09.00- 18.00
Saturday: Closed 
Sunday: Closed 
Bank Holidays: Closed 


A list of out-of-hours chemists is available from main reception and A&E.
Representatives are seen by appointment only.



  • Aseptic Dispensing
  • Prescription surveillance and Clinical Pharmacy advice
  • Dedicated Ward Pharmacy to admissions and frailty
  • Dispensing for in-patients, out-patients [NGH Boots] and discharge patients
  • Procurement of commercial and 'special' medicines
  • Distribution of medicines to wards and departments [we have an Omnicel robot and e-cabinets on some wards]
  • Formulary Management
  • NGH Formulary
  • Medicines Information to answer enquiries and produce guidance
  • Quality Assurance of medicines and environments
  • Radiopharmacy Support
  • Training and Development for pharmacy staff and others

Click here to view our Pharmacy Annual Plan 2022/23

Click here to view our structure (104kb)

Click here to view Pharmacy Ethos presentation


The team

The team of 160 staff is made up of pharmacists, medicine management technicians, pharmacy technicians, dispensers, assistant technical officers (ATOs), administrative and clerical staff.


  • Modern, centrally located, department with a licensed manufacturing unit and wholesale dealer's licence. 
  • Office facilities in adjacent location [Billing House] 
  • Automated dispensing system
  • Ward pharmacy staff have individual notebooks/laptops
  • Electronic discharge, electronic prescribing of chemotherapy
  • Aseptic Unit (a sterile environment used for making up chemotherapy and other medicines)
  • Quality Assurance department
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