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Pharmacy and Medicines Management

The Pharmacy and Medicines Management team provide services to a range of acute and community wards and departments. These services include:

  • Medicines reconciliation service
  • Ward top-up service, dispensing and distribution of medication
  • Aseptic chemotherapy service
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Education and training for medical and nursing staff
  • Analysis of medication incidents drug information.
  • Lead on safe medication practice, safe and secure handling of medicines and provide controlled drug assurance to County Durham & Darlington Foundation Trust










'In recent times, I have utilised admissions to Richardson for respite direct from my fracture clinic, even at weekends. I have never worked anywhere with this efficiency before - it is reassuring and invaluable for the patient.'

Patient, Lowson / Starling Wards, Richardson Hospital