Clinical Toxicology in Edinburgh is world-renowned and we regularly welcome visitors from the UK and beyond.
For those interested in experiencing clinical and academic toxicology short visits (1-2 days) can be arranged, or we can offer a varied programme of 1-2 weeks, or longer if appropriate.
"My visit to NPIS Edinburgh provided me with the opportunity to learn the operations and organisation of the unit, e.g. the administration, protocols, training, telephone calls and references used. Further, through the various discussions and resources I gained knowledge and understanding of poisoning prevention and management."
National Poison Control Centre, Tanzania
“As a guest, you will attend the ward rounds, be introduced to TOXBASE, write a TOXBASE entry revision, and host a presentation at the bimonthly TRIM meeting. The reception was warm and the enthusiasm of the NPIS staff was abundant! All in all this short internship was a wonderful addition to my education.”
Fellow Acute Geneeskunde
Radboudumc, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
"Attending daily ward rounds allowed me to observe the treating toxicology team and their interaction with admitted patients. It gives first hand experience in dealing with acute toxicology patients, and allows one to understand the challenges in dealing with these patients. The extended ward round included visits to the ED and ITU and shows the ability of the service to collaborate and integrate with other specialties, yielding a broader patient mix.
This education experience allowed me to understand how toxicology consultations are broadly delivered to the UK population. It is important to note that the National Poisons Information Service is distinctly different from the services provided in North America. The weekly TOXBASE meetings showed the dedication of the service to updating and providing current evidence to the TOXBASE database."
Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology & Public Health Fellow
If you are interested in visiting our unit or would like more information please contact Dr Euan Sandilands