Professor Simon Thomas

Professor Thomas is a Consultant Physician at the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at Newcastle University, Director, National Poisons Information Service (Newcastle) Unit and the UK Teratology Information Service.

Professor Thomas is a member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs Technical committee and a former member of the Commission for Human Medicines. He is a past President of the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists and chair of the National Poisons Information Service Clinical Standards Group.

He trained at St Thomas’s Hospital in London, the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle and at Newcastle University. His research interests include adverse drug reactions, especially drug-induced arrhythmia, poisoning and clinical toxicology. He has published extensively on ECG abnormalities, arrhythmias and sudden death associated with drug therapy, especially antipsychotic agents.

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