Therapeutics and Toxicology Centre

The Therapeutics and Toxicology Centre (TTC) provides advice on the acute and chronic toxicity of drugs, chemicals and naturally occurring agents to health professionals, government agencies and industries. The Centre offers bioanalytical services for the measurement of drugs and chemicals and provides advice and training in the safe and effective use of such substances for health care professionals and other interested groups. TTC also provides clinical services within the NHS for the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with suspected toxicity due to drugs or chemicals (including environmental and occupational toxicity) who are referred by health professionals. Clinical Toxicology advice is commissioned from the TTC by the Health Protection Agency, and is provided by the National Poisons Information Service (Cardiff). The Cardiff Unit is one of four such centres in the UK and one of the three also contributing out-of hours support for the UK National Poisons Information Service rota. It takes the lead on the national telephone database UKPID.

TTC has over 50 staff employed by Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust or Cardiff University, including physicians, scientists, nurses, technical and other support staff. Information scientists provide a 24-hour toxicology advisory service for healthcare professionals and bioanalytical services are also available 24 hours a day. For information on any of its services, click on any of the following