Dr. John Thomspon

Dr John Thompson is Director of the National Poisons Information Service (Cardiff), one of four units responsible for delivering advice on the management of poisoned patients within the United Kingdom and which also proves services internationally. He is the national lead for the United Kingdom Poisons Information Database (UKPID), a comprehensive database capturing clinical data from telephone enquiries and used increasingly in monitoring the changing pattern of poisoning in the UK and for identifying clinical features of emerging poisons including novel psychoactive agents. He is also Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology at Cardiff University where he is the lead for prescribing education for the undergraduate medical course. Having been Course organiser for postgraduate courses in Medical Toxicology for over a decade, he is currently Associate Course Director for postgraduate courses in Medical Toxicology, Therapeutics, and in Occupational Health Policy and Practice.