The Welsh Medicines Information Centre (WMIC) provides local, regional and national services. Regional services are provided to local Medicines Information centres and other organisations in our region. WMIC has resources that are additional to those held by local centres.
Like all regional MI centres, WMIC provides specialist services at a national level to support other regional centres and provide information.
The Welsh Medicines Information Centre (WMIC) functions as a local Medicines Information service for the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan area of Wales. The main aspect of this service is to provide an enquiry answering service to local healthcare professionals in both Primary and Secondary Care. More information about the Enquiry Answering Service can be found here.
The Medicines Helpline is advertised to patients and carers throughout the Cardiff and Vale University Health board. If patients have any questions or concerns about their medicine, our pharmacy professionals are here to help. Welsh speakers are available to help with patient enquiries. The service is confidential.
WMIC provides professional support to the Cardiff and Vale Inform. Primary and Secondary Care formulary process for new drugs and manages the website, keeping it up to date and adding links to key information to assist prescribers.
WMIC produces a range of medicines-related publications for healthcare professionals and members of the public. See Publications page for further details and access.
WMIC and local centres have developed local training materials. These are used in conjunction with the national training materials produced by UK Medicines Information such as MiCAL.
Yellow Card Centre Wales (YCC Wales)
WMIC supports YCC Wales to provide education and training on the Yellow Card Scheme. WMIC also helps maintain and develop the Yellow Card Champion Scheme.
Drugs in Porphyria
Porphyria is an inherited condition which can prohibit the use of many medicines. WMIC advises on the use of medicines in porphyria. The medicines in porphyria service is available to all healthcare professionals and members of the public in the UK.
The complementary medicines enquiry answering service is available to MI pharmacists in the UK. Healthcare professionals who have complementary medicine related enquiries should contact their local MI centre in the first instance. Members of the public should contact NHS Direct Wales.