Where to find us
The pharmacy is located on Level 1 of the Beatson. It is open Monday to Friday 8.45 am to 5.00 pm.
The Pharmacy provides several services within the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre:
- Aseptic Preparation Unit
- Clinical Trials
- Clinical Pharmacy
- Non Medical Prescribing.
The Dispensary dispenses prescriptions, oral chemotherapy to patients and intravenous chemotherapy to clinical areas within the cancer centre and other day case areas across GGC.
The dispensary offers advice to patients regarding their medication, including advice on how to take and store medicines and common side effects to look out for.
The unit prepares intravenous chemotherapy for day case and in patients.
A clinical trial is a research study designed to answer specific questions about new therapies or new ways of using known treatments.
Pharmacy is involved in clinical trials by managing the documentation and the drugs involved with each trial.
Clinical Cancer Care Pharmacists are based in pharmacy workstations in the clinical areas. Services include:
- Taking patient medication histories
- Reviewing side-effects of chemotherapy and checking prescriptions
- General medication advice to patients, medical and nursing staff and ensuring that all medication is used effectively.
A number of the Clinical Pharmacists are qualified non medical prescribers and have their own clinic lists. They work alongside medical prescribers assessing patients and prescribing their cancer treatments.