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Clinical Haematology

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Several of our Pharmacists have trained to become prescribers, and operate as part of the multidisciplinary team in our specialist outpatient clinics.

Our team provides patient care in the Day Treatment Unit, Ambulatory Care Unit and inpatient wards. Our technicians are leading the field in the development of advanced clinical roles, including the screening of anti-cancer treatment.


Concerns / queries

Cancer Pharmacy Patient Helpline

Tel: 01865 235617

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm


The telephone line is extremely busy, but we check answerphone messages regularly and aim to respond within two to three hours.

Incorrect dose / overdose

If you have incorrectly taken or overdosed on anti-cancer medication, please contact Triage for advice.

Oxford Triage Team: 01865 572192

If you are running out of anti-cancer treatment or its support medications, please discuss this with your Clinical Nurse Specialist.

We need 48 hours' notice where possible to organise prescriptions and dispense your medications.

Home delivery

Patients on regular oral Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) may have certain medications delivered to their home by a third party provider, Sciensus.

It takes five to seven working days from submitting the paperwork to enrol a new patient for home delivery of medications.

The Pharmacy team will continue to clinically screen and approve all prescriptions before dispensing.

If you have issues regarding your home delivery of medications, please call Sciensus.

Sciensus: 0333 1039499

If they cannot solve the issue, please call the Cancer Pharmacy Patient Helpline.


Churchill Hospital

Churchill Main Dispensary - Pharmacies and Medicines Management

Cancer Satellite Pharmacy - Pharmacies and Medicines Management

Initially supported and opened with the support of Oxford Hospitals Charity to improve medicines access for cancer patients, the Satellite Pharmacy has become a fundamental part of the Churchill Hospital Cancer and Haematology Centre.

Pharmacy Outreach at the Cancer Centre - Oxford Hospitals Charity

Horton General Hospital

We maintain a satellite cancer service at the Horton General Hospital, supporting the Brodey Cancer Centre. We encourage patients to collect medications from the Horton if convenient - please let us know if this would suit you.

Horton General Hospital Pharmacy - Pharmacies and Medicines Management

Prescription charges

Prescriptions are free for people over the age of 60, and also for people under 60 with certain conditions, including a cancer diagnosis.

If you are eligible, apply for an NHS Medical Exemption Certificate.

Who can get free prescriptions - NHS website

Check what help you could get to pay for NHS costs - NHS Business Services Authority

Last reviewed:05 September 2023