The National Poisons Information Service (NPIS) has published its annual report, but what is the NPIS, what does it do for public health and how does it work? Director of the service’s Newcastle Unit Professor Simon Thomas explains.
Professor Simon Thomas is director of Public Health England’s National Poisons Information Service (Newcastle Unit)
Many people will have heard warnings about the risks of using the banned ‘diet substance’ DNP (full name 2,4-DINITROPHENOL). Yet despite these warnings the number of deaths has been rising in 2015. Five cases referred to the National Poisons Information …