Managing medicines

Medicines management is essential to your care and ensure you are able to live your best life possible. 

We have a dedicated medicines management team who provide reliable, easy to access information on medicines and ensure their safe and effective use within Southern Health. 

Medicines information:
To help you make informed decisions about medicines, the Choice and Medication website includes information about medicines that are used in the treatment of mental health problems. This includes information about side effects and comparison of medicines used for various conditions. The NHS A-Z website provides information about common medicines used within the NHS and may also be useful. Your community pharmacist is also an expert on medicines and can help answer questions you may have about your regular medication.

The following information is provided for healthcare professionals, particularly GPs and prescribers, to help inform decisions around the management of medicines in mental health. 

There are Advanced Mental Health Specialist Pharmacists working in the following PCNs:

  • North and Mid Hampshire:
    • Andover
    • B-connected Care
  • South East Hampshire:
    • Strawberry Health
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Queries about medicines:
If you have any questions about your medicines, please discuss them with the pharmacists who supplied them to you. If you are a patient or service user under our care, you should initially contact your health care professional, care coordinator or key worker who will be able to help you and can put you in contact with a clinical pharmacist if needed.

General enquiries:
You can contact the Medicines Management Team via
This route should not be used for anything that requires an urgent response.
For anything urgent please telephone Tel: 023 8087 4023

If you have any questions, comments or complaints about the pharmacy service or concerns about controlled drug usage please contact:

Raj Shergill - Chief Pharmacist & Controlled Drugs Accountable officer
Tatchbury Mount
SO40 2RZ

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